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Dr. Uday Shankar

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

500 at clinic
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Dr. Uday Shankar is a popular Psychiatrist in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. He is currently practising at Sringar Centre for Medical Psychology and Rehabilitation in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Uday Shankar on has a nexus of the most experienced Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 32 years of experience on Find the best Psychiatrists online in Hyderabad. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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How I can stop my stammering. I can speak everything expect the wording like k, t,bh, j.i start stammering from birth now im 17 year old. Can you please help me for stopping this.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:- properly speech and language assessment by speech therapist Breathing exercise by different types air force Tongue moments by anti clock wise and clock wise aa, ee,uu sound prolongation small and long sentence exercise.
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My friend smokes a lot of ciggretes, is there any solutions to reduce the amount of nicotine from body? I mean expect leaving smoking is there any other option? Or any treatment to clear the nicotine from chest. Thankyou.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My friend smokes a lot of ciggretes, is there any solutions to reduce the amount of nicotine from body? I mean expect...
For this you can go for following home remedy consumption of onions. Onions are great food for helping cleanse the lungs. Also you can go for one of the most powerful antioxidants is ginger. Adding ginger to your diet can have many positive health benefits. Ginger provides a strong tool for releasing toxins that are in the lungs. Consuming tea made from the ginger root can help facilitate easier breathing.
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6 Types of Depression! + How it Affects Us?

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
6 Types of Depression! + How it Affects Us?

Depression is one of the complex physical and psychological disorders. The disease is characterized by loss of pleasure or interest, sadness, feelings of guilt, low self worth, disturbed sleep and appetite, poor concentration and feelings of tiredness. The common effect of this condition is leads to the decreased activity level in some parts of the brain. The disease is a mild one that causes little annoyance in daily life. But the extreme stages may lead to severe effects where the affected person may fail to participate in their social life. In rare cases severity of suicide is even possible.

Depression is diagnosed by these symptoms:

  1. Lack of interest or joy in activities
  2. Sadness or low mood levels
  3. Feel of guilt without any reason
  4. Pessimism
  5. Inferiority thoughts
  6. Slow thought process
  7. Irritability
  8. Slow in interpreting sensorial stimuli
  9. Slow physical reactions
  10. Slow physical processes or digestion.

Types of depression
It can be either be a single disease or the effect of other diseases. It can also be due to two or more factors. Based on the cause the disease, it has been divided into six types, which are

  1. Reactive depression: Caused due to psychological struggle and stress.
  2. Endogenous depression: Caused due to strain or lack of rest.
  3. Depression by physical disease: This is caused due to any physical disease such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, hypertension, heart disease, cushing’s syndrome, mononucleosis, hypothyroidism neurotransmitters in the brain etc.
  4. Depressive consequence of unsound lifestyle: This is caused due to less exercise, too much alcohol, coffee or tea consumption, least intake of necessary nutrients, too much sugar intake and fat.
  5. Postnatal depression: This happens mostly in women after pregnancy and child birth.
  6. Seasonal affective disorder: This happen due to cold and dark seasons of the year. The lack of light is the factor for causing depression as well.

Treatment of depression
Best way to treat depression is through Psychotherapy, also anti - depression medicines are usually prescribed to treat the effects of depression. But the intake of these types of medicines result in nervous disorder. However, the best way to treat is through environmental changes and positive and happy surrounds to the affected person along with psychological counseling. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Hi i am 35 years old and I have 2 kids. 7 months back my mom passed away. After that one night I was sleeping and I got some shocked from that day I am not feeling well even i am not sleeping properly I consult the doctor he did some testing also everything is normal. But still I have some fear and I feel that something will happen to me and now i'm going to die or some bad dreams will come. I Am trying to come out of this fear could you please help me in this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi i am 35 years old and I have 2 kids. 7 months back my mom passed away. After that one night I was sleeping and I g...
Hi, You may be suffering from anxiety and depression. May be because i dont know your full symptoms and since doctors could not find anything its mainly psychological. You may need treatment from Psychiatrist also you need psychotherapy side by side for which you can consult me. You have irrational thought process which needs to be modified. You have fear of unknown of some disaster happening to you which can be tackled though counseling. Please practice deep breathing and exercise. You will be fine. Just seek and adhere to treatment
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I am 36 years old male. For the past 4 years, I am suffering from IBS. The symptoms is like sudden development of great urge to toilet when travelling or visiting unfamiliar places. I am of the opinion that that this state is developing mentally. please guide.

MBA (Healthcare), MRCPsych UK, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 36 years old male. For the past 4 years, I am suffering from IBS. The symptoms is like sudden development of gre...
Please consider managing the issue along cognitive behaviour therapy lines. You may benefit from some medication and it is best to see a psychiatrist and have follow up. Please read about ibs, personal experiences of others are most helpful.
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I saw eye doctor I am okk but my headache is fed me all day I remember one thing again again Like mjhe ye krna h fir ye krna h morning se kya kya kiya krun . Ye me at least 20 times remember krta hu kya kese krna h kya kiya Ni chahu fir bhi mind rest ni leta fir again kuch sochne lg jata I am forgetting many thing backache sometime i am always thinking about sex what should i do?

Psychologist, Delhi
I saw eye doctor I am okk but my headache is fed me all day I remember one thing again again
Like mjhe ye krna h fir ...
At your age, you are walking on a path that is taking you away from success. At present your focus is studies+career but you dream of girls. When you will be at the age of marriage or girlfriend, you would have no career to support you. So, you will be nowhere. Stick to what is right as per age, everything else will be in line after that, as per your wish.
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I get panic during my practical exams. Its a chronic problem. In school I used to get panic while giving physics, chemistry practicals. Same is the case even after entering college. I get so anxious that my practical never get right. I found so difficult to perform small procedures like making a smear. I just roam here and there that its so embarrassing around. I usually end up in breaking a test tube. Even when I go after full preparation I get so panic that I just mess up all.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Your self confidence and self esteem seems to be low. Counselling can help you get back both and believe in yourself and your capabilities. Do bhramri and anulom vilom pranayam everyday for 10 mins each twice a day and see the changes.
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I am 29 year old and experience tremors/severing in hand almost the entire day. Kindly let me know whats the reason. Is it due to less confidence? whats the treatement.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Apparently as due to your own reasoning. As you have no diseases this could be lack of confidence and you need to build up this. Ask privately.
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I have a great addiction problem. I call this addiction because whenever I stop smoking, I feel tons of Anxiety, Depression rising in my head. I felt so scared and all. I feel numb, dead and I can not concentrate on anything. Like I was not here. I feel life so distance away. Also I was diagnosed with Body dysmorphic amd have strong obsessions surfacing when I stop smoking. This continuous smoking cycle I am in makes me less caring, and I am a ignorant one ignoring every my duties as a man. I live in a very lazy way. I used Nicotex for sometimes and it helped me alleviate craving for someday.

General Physician, Nashik
1. Start your stop smoking plan with =S T A R T S- Set a date for quitting smoking. Choose a date within next two weeks, so that you have enough Time to prepare without losing your motivation to quit T- Tell your family, friends and co-workers that you want to quit so that they can give support and encouragement A-Anticipate and plan for the challenge you will face while quitting like crave for cigarettes and Nicotine withdrawal symptoms R- Remove Cigarettes, lighter, Ash tray,, matches etc from home, car or work place T- Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit and to deal with Nicotine withdrawal symptoms 2.Distract yourself to keep your mind off smoking like concentrate on some work, watching TV, playing games, reading books/magazines, listen to music, cross word puzzle or playing online games etc 3. Remind yourself why you want to quit. Focus on your reasons for quitting like health benefits, improved appearance, financial effect and enhancement of self esteem 4. Get out of tempting situations like someone smoking close by 5. Reward yourself- reinforce your victories whenever you triumph over a craving. Give yourself a reward to keep yourself motivated 6. Find an oral substitute like Mint, Nicotine Lozenges, Nicotine patch, chewing gums etc 7. Keep your hands busy like squeezing balls, handling pencils, paper clips to satisfy the need for tactile stimulation 8. Brush your teeth-The just brushed clean feeling can motivate you to get rid of craving 9. Slowly drink a large cold glass of water to help the craving pass and keep you hydrated. It also minimizes the symptoms of Nicotine withdrawal 10. Go for regular Exercise, play some games 11. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion and relive stress 12. Avoid stress, Anxiety, depression, Excess work load, severe physical and mental exertion
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lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me sir.

lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please he...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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Im suffering from acute stress, i had a break up and now im in depression!! I just want to come out from this stution and want to live a normal life but im feeling helpless, i have done everything to come out from this but in no use!!! Pls help me

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Breakups are always very painful and often lead to a negative state of being. one feel rejected and self esteem suffers. This point of time you need to try certain activities. 1. try to accept that this has happened nd gone, pen out feelings nd realease it completely or talk it out with one you trust. 2. try not to sit alone for long. 3. visit new places and try making new memories for yourself. 4. join some health club, this will help you to connect with your own body. 5. join some sports of your interest or a hobby you forgot long back..this bring the self esteem back. 6. get in touch with your friends, this helps you give a broader view of situation. 7. go out with or spend some time with is a shock absorber. 8. lndulge in new learning, a course of your choice. 9. Try to be a little help at home. 10. if still you feel stuck, seek professional help. psychotherapy can help miraculously. take care and stay blessed.
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Physiotherapy - How it Helps in Relieving Pain?

BPTh/BPT, Diploma in Acupuncture, Fellowship of Indian Acupuncture Association, Post Graduate Diploma in Mentamove Therapy, Clinical & Technical Training For The Gloreha Pro Device & Gloreaha Pro Device Maintenance
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Physiotherapy - How it Helps in Relieving Pain?

Physiotherapy or physical therapy focuses on enhancing mobility and treating disabilities. Physiotherapy is used commonly in case of sports injuries, partial or complete paralysis, arthritis, neurological disorders, etc. along with helping the patient regain movement and improving flexibility, physiotherapy also helps deals with back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic headaches and injury related pain. This pain may make you want to simply curl up and stay immobile but this could be detrimental to your progress. Through physical therapy, a patient can learn how to function and move safely and thus becomes stronger.

Here are a few ways physiotherapy is beneficial for pain management.

  1. It teaches breathing techniques: Physiotherapy doesn’t only address the joints and muscles of the body, but also addresses the autonomic nervous system and involuntary movements that control the functioning of the organs. By teaching a patient how to breathe correctly through opening up the chest and neck muscles, physiotherapy helps improve blood circulation that further helps relieve pain.
  2. It helps with weight management: When it comes to rheumatoid arthritis and knee joint pain, being overweight is one of the key factors triggering the pain. This is because of the more your weight, the more the pressure on your joints and hence the more the pain. Physiotherapy helps increase a patient’s mobility and thus aids in weight loss. This, in turn, reduces the pressure on joints and pain associated with it.
  3. It strengthens muscles: Physiotherapy deals with both the muscles affected by an injury as well as the unaffected muscles. While it helps regain control over the injured muscles, ligament and tendons it also helps strengthen the unaffected muscles. This helps them compensate for the limited functioning of the affected muscles. By strengthening the muscles, physiotherapy also makes movement easier and helps reduce pain.
  4. It helps improve posture: For people with back problems, the way you sit and stand can make a big difference to the pain experienced. Physiotherapy teaches a person how to sit and stand straight so as to support the back muscles properly.
  5. It helps determine the right equipment: Having the right shoes can play a big role in alleviating pain associated with walking. Similarly, physiotherapy can equip a person with the right equipment to make movement easier and less painful. This could be as simple as a walking stick for arthritic patients or a robotic glove for patients who have paralysed hand muscles. Furniture such as supportive mattresses and office chairs can also help alleviate back pain.
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I am man of 40 years suffering from alcohol addiction. What to do please suggest.

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, for any substance addiction, the best treatment method is to have awareness and use will power. There are rehabilitation measures, but they only work when the addicted person willfully accept it. You may consult a de-addiction specialist. Take care.
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i feel always stressed. I want to ask a opinion from you. I always need the person whom I love with me. If they don' t bother me one day I will get cry. How to ignore and how to concentrate on my own self.

Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Dear , this seems to be a pattern since your younger days. You need to address that part of your personality who is insecure and need the attention in negative manner. Identify the reasons behind your insecurities and work to inculcate faith. It does take time.
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I'm 34 year female. Bp of both side are up and stress in my mind. And head moves and I take domstal tab. Also. please advice me.

General Physician, Cuttack
I'm 34 year female. Bp of both side are up and stress in my mind. And head moves and I take domstal tab. Also. please...
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walk for 30 minutes every day 2. Reduce your weight if overweight 3. Reduce salt intake 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, junk saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, 6. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion 7. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise 8. Monitor your bp regularly and consult physician for treatment.
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Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will increases. Is it the truth?

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will in...
Dear, You seem to be having many medical questions because you are suffering from either generalized anxiety disorder or somatisation or somatoform disorder or eating disorder or other psychiatric disorder. Please stop reading all about the various changes in anxiety and stress and project it on yourself. Normal stress is managed by release of stress hormones by the body to cope up with it. They are NORMAL, beneficial way of dealing with stress. The above disorders are abnormal release of stress hormones and its effect on many bodily functions including HDL and LDL metabolism. The above disorders are NOT diagnosed by blood tests. Please consult a psychiatrist and take treatment both as tablets and as talk therapy.
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I am losing memory some time I am suffering a big problem sir what I do sir please give suggestion sir.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes report after 30 days.
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Hello! my father is severely addicted to alcoholism. Being a pharmacy student im afraid to use disulfiram tab. Councelling doesnot help him is there any tablets without side effects to vital organs of the body ?

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician,
Require complete investigation for liver profile pl consult privately for further prescription for alcoholism and management.
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I am 23 years old, I am not able to concentrate on my studies, there is a dontness always, and iam not also able to decide what to study, and there is a starting problem also, I can spend the whole day reading novels or some other stuff on the internet but when it comes to the syllabus concentration fades away.

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, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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