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Dr. Uma Shankar

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Uma Shankar Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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Dr. Uma Shankar is a renowned Psychiatrist in Kukatpally, Hyderabad. You can visit her at Remedy Super Specality Hospitals in Kukatpally, Hyderabad. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Uma Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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There was a fight between me and one of friend, he is a year older than, unexpectedly while we were arguing he just gave me sock on the left side of my brain which created a loud sound and I couldn't do pay him for that, since then I just get memorized of his angry face, feeling depressed, and I think I am having some problem due to that.

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
There was a fight between me and one of friend, he is a year older than, unexpectedly while we were arguing he just g...
Dear lybrate-user. This is a common eventuality and you don't have to worry much about that. The situation will continue to haunt you for some time unless you engage yourself in your normal activities. Don't worry. Ignore it for the time being. Take care.
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About Depression

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
About Depression

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity or apathy that can affect a person's thoughts behaviour feelings and sense of well being 

Symptoms 

1. Earlier interests slides down 

2. Feeling nervousness 

3. Sleeping too much

4. Feeling of fatigue and lack of energy 

5. Significant increase or decrease in body weight 

6. Feeling less hunger 

7. Difficulty in concentration and focussing

8. Weeping in matter of minutes on anything and suicidal tendency 

Causes: Excessive feeling of sorrows and woes, feeling lonely and forlorn frustration not able to move on as per the daily routine chores

Prevention:

1. Be busy and cheerful engage in activities for instance read novel books listen to music indulge in any sports activities 

2. Keep away from darkness never be in the dark when depressed 

3. Take a balanced diet to keep body and mind fit

4. Increasing healthy friendly circles 

Sir I am preparing for IIT and I come kota for preparing exam before 3 months .but my homework and notes are now incomplete .and now I want to read .but I can't understand anything in classroom.

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 and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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Smoking and Tooth Decay

BDS, Certificate course in Oral Implantology
Dentist, Aligarh
Smoking and Tooth Decay
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 

Hi sir Plsss tell me how to clear my lungs as I quit smoking. And what are the symptoms of bad condition lungs.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
First of all congratulations on quitting smoking. That itself is a great reward because a lot of damage can be reversed. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. The primary concern with smoking and the lungs is the possibility of cancer. Smoking and Respiratory Disease Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs. 1, 2 •Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 1, 2 •Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. 1, 2 •If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. 1, 2 •Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than nonsmokers. 1 Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms (Sourced from Medicinenet. Com) Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men and the fifth most common in women, even causing more cancer-related deaths in women than breast cancer. The incidence of lung cancer is strongly correlated with cigarette smoking, with about 90% of lung cancers arising as a result of tobacco use. Symptoms of lung cancer are varied dependent upon the exact location of the tumor and the extent of its spread. A person with lung cancer may have the following kinds of symptoms: •No symptoms - Up to 25% of people who get lung cancer do not have any symptoms when the cancer is found. In these cases the cancer is first discovered on a routine chest X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan performed for another reason. •Symptoms related to the cancer - The growth of the cancer and invasion of the lung and surroundings may lead to symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, and coughing up blood (hemoptysis). If the cancer has invaded nerves, it may cause shoulder pain that travels down the outside of the arm (called Pancoast syndrome) or paralysis of the nerves traveling to the vocal cords that leads to hoarseness. Invasion of the esophagus may lead to difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). If a large airway is obstructed, collapse of a portion of the lung may occur and cause infections (abscesses, pneumonia) in the obstructed area. •Symptoms related to metastasis (spread to other organs) - Lung cancer that has spread to the bones may produce excruciating pain at the sites of bone involvement. Cancer that has spread to the brain may cause a number of neurologic symptoms that may include blurred vision, headaches, seizures, confusion or altered thought processes, or symptoms of stroke. •Paraneoplastic symptoms - Lung cancers frequently are accompanied by so-called paraneoplastic syndromes that result from production of hormone-like substances by the tumor cells that are released into the blood. A common paraneoplastic syndrome associated with one type of lung cancer is the production of a hormone called adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) by the cancer cells, leading to over secretion of another hormone, cortisol, by the adrenal glands (Cushing's syndrome). •Nonspecific symptoms - Nonspecific symptoms seen with many cancers, including lung cancers, include weight loss, weakness, and fatigue. It is important always to consult a doctor if a person develops the symptoms associated with lung cancer, in particular: •A new persistent cough or worsening of an existing chronic cough •Blood in the sputum •Persistent bronchitis or repeated respiratory infections •Chest pain •Unexplained weight loss and/or fatigue •Breathing difficulties such as shortness of breath or wheezing.
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My father is being suffering from Alzheimer's, some what he lost memory. Plse tell to regain lost memory.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Its quiet difficult to regain the lost memory but we can decrease its effect and I will suggest him to take tablet folvite once a day life long
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I can't mingle with new peoples and showing less courage to everything. But I want to mingle more and to be social. I'm good at studies. But this thing alone disappointing me. I'm 18 now. Is this normal for me? Please help me.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I can't mingle with new peoples and showing less courage to everything. But I want to mingle more and to be social. I...
Mr.Manuel,Its not at all a problem.. but just its an attitude.. Everybody will have their own individual peculiarities..No two people are alike.Just like that u also. But, U can try gradually on ur own. If any inhibitions u have to mingle like looking wise/ht wise/wt wise... just ignore it.Here ur big asset& +point u have is good in studies.. which can help u to build confidence levels in u to mingle with others.. to keep u at high place in group.So, keep proceed in that way in curricular activities... Try to explain if anybody has any doubts.. related subjects wise.. which will make u good among others& make u feel confident.
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I am suffering from hair problem. Many of my hairs are white in colour. It started in the age of 14. Then it increases. Please help me. My hair density is good. But my hairs are thin and they are silky too. I think too much. Sometimes I get suffered from stress also. Is this also a reason for my hair problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I am suffering from hair problem. Many of my hairs are white in colour. It started in the age of 14. Then it increase...
Dear Lybrate User, • Avoid Pitta-aggravating foods like spicy, heavy, and oily foods, as well as tea and coffee. • Avoid refined foods, refined sugar, junk food, and alcoholic and carbonated drinks. • Increase intake of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and vegetable juice prepared from lettuce, carrot, capsicum, and alfalfa. • Avoid using chemical products on the hair. Try herbal oils and shampoos instead. • Mix powdered Indian gooseberry (amla) and sesame seeds in equal amounts. Take 1 teaspoon twice a day with water.
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Homeopath, Solan
Stop smoking.

Quick tips to manage anger-outbursts

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Quick tips to manage anger-outbursts

Excessive anger and irritability are among the most common of health problems. These problems can damage marriages, school careers, work, and friendships. Fortunately, excessive anger can almost always be improved by at least 80% with expert treatment. There are many techniques that can help you cool down and keep your anger in check.

  • Focus on the physical sensations of anger. While it may seem counterintuitive, tuning into the way your body feels when you’re angry often lessens the emotional intensity of your anger.
  • Take some deep breaths. Deep, slow breathing helps counteract rising tension. The key is to breathe deeply from the abdomen, getting as much fresh air as possible into your lungs.
  • Exercise. A brisk walk around the block is a great idea. It releases pent-up energy so you can approach the situation with a cooler head.
  • Use your senses. Take advantage of the relaxing power of your sense of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. You might try listening to music or picturing yourself in a favorite place.
  • Stretch or massage areas of tension. Roll your shoulders if you are tensing them, for example, or gently massage your neck and scalp.
  • Slowly count to ten. Focus on the counting to let your rational mind catch up with your feelings. If you still feel out of control by the time you reach ten, start counting again.
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I am suffered from oppressive compulsive symptom in which I see faces of different people in my mind only during my study time I am in treatment with aiims delhi since 3 months who treated with medicine name" flunil- 20 mg" one day \night I want to medicine is good for me or not and how much it take to overcome from this disease ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffered from oppressive compulsive symptom in which I see faces of different people in my mind only during my s...
I am suffered from oppressive compulsive symptom in which I see faces of different people in my mind only during my study time I am in treatment with aiims delhi since 3 months who treated with medicine name" flunil- 20 mg" one day \night I want to medicine is good for me or not and how much it take to overcome from this disease ? This medicine is good for you but you also need to work with a counselor for some behavior modification program to expose you to the situations that cause obsessions and compulsions to gradually de-condition you. OCD is not a lifelong disorder and will over time reduce in intensity. Therapy hastens this process and together with the medication you can work through it better. It is related to fear and so emotional therapy will go a long way to alleviate symptoms and the underlying causes. You need to stay committed and remain cooperative right through the treatment.
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I am in drugs drug addict ,chain smoker,heavy drinker I need to leave all this.Please suggest

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Alcohol and drugs are very addicting and withdrawal from these have very serious consequences. Due to strong craving and serious withdrawal effects, it is always advised to quit these substance under supervision of a doctor. You should take professional services of a psychiatrist/de-addiction center. I have treated many patients like this and they are spending drug free and alcohol free life now without any difficulty. You may also have the same life.
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I am 36 yr old male. Suffering from depression. Now taking daxid 100 in the morning clonotril. 5 mg two times in a day. My question is can I take clonotril 3 times day to get more relief. Also taking pregabalin er 75 in night for the relef from the pain from disc bulge.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Clonotril is a benzodiazeine. It has addictive potential. Talk to your doctor to wean off clonotril and try on something else which is non-addictive.
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Constant anxiety. Anxiety/Panic attacks for no reason some times. Mouth/saliva feels weird. I Feel unreal, like im watching life from a glass. I have Imaginary fantasy worlds in my head. Sometimes depressed. I get aggravated easily. I have really sensitive ears. Many noises annoy me. People making certain hand motions etc. Makes me upset. Happy and sad at the same time. Think I have mental disorder (runs in family) not sure which one I may have though. Help? Any ways to calm anxiety and depression? Any idea what im experiencing?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Constant anxiety. Anxiety/Panic attacks for no reason some times. Mouth/saliva feels weird. I Feel unreal, like im wa...
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This will surely help you.
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I'm 21 years old man. I have some problems like mentally. My mind diverts every a second. I can I do. I don't tell anyone one. I want to relive this problem. Please help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I'm 21 years old man. I have some problems like mentally. My mind diverts every a second. I can I do. I don't tell an...
Hi would like to know in detail about your situation, so that we can come up with better solutions. Apart from that try mindfulness. To practice mindfulness meditation, you’ll need: A quiet environment. Choose a secluded place in your home, office, or outdoors where you can relax without distractions or interruptions. A comfortable position. Get comfortable, but avoid lying down as this may lead to you falling asleep. Sit up with your spine straight, either in a chair or on the floor. You can also try a cross-legged or lotus position. A point of focus. You can meditate with your eyes closed or open so this point can be internal—a feeling or imaginary scene—or external—a flame, an object in your surroundings, or a meaningful word or phrase that you repeat throughout the meditation. An observant, noncritical attitude. Don’t worry about distracting thoughts that go through your mind or about how well you’re doing. If thoughts intrude during your relaxation session, don’t fight them, just gently turn your attention back to your point of focus. A more detailed analysis would be helpful. Contact me for the same. All the best.
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I am taking anti depression medicine depran 0.5 mg since I year. I am male and 41 years old. Please guide me how to taper the dose so as to avoid with drawl symptoms.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You need to take medication on alternate days intially and take on tablet of Clonotril Sublingual if necessary for withdrawal symptoms. Contact me for further discussion,
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I am feeling little nervous having nausea, anxiety and fever from last two days. Are these are symptoms of dengue?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am feeling little nervous having nausea, anxiety and fever from last two days. Are these are symptoms of dengue?
The principal symptoms of dengue are: -high fever and at least two of the following: -severe headache -severe eye pain (behind eyes) -joint pain -muscle and/or bone pain -rash -mild bleeding manifestation (nose or gum bleed, petechiae, or easy bruising) Watch for warning signs as temperature declines 3 to 5 days after symptoms/fever began, as this is the most dangerous period when platelet counts decline significantly. Report immediately to hospital if any of the following warning signs appear: -severe abdominal pain or persistent vomiting -red spots or patches on the skin -bleeding from nose or gums -vomiting blood -black, tarry stools -drowsiness or irritability -pale, cold, or clammy skin -difficulty breathing
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How to increase memory power because after some time forget which is study some time before.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Try following things on a daily basis and you will see positive results. Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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I feel sleep deprived and do not get sleep most if the times. Have to wake up at around 7 everyday which I am able to. But feel tired a lot.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Sleep is important to function well during the day. 1. Remove any obstacles in inducing sleep: TV, computers, late night parties, alcohol are some causes for sleep deprivation. 2. Add sleep conducive things: have a glass of milk with honey, soft music, muted lighting, yoga, meditation before sleeping, thinking of pleasant things will help you. 3. Anxiety and fear: does this bother you a lot? Then it is possible that you take it to bed and are unable to relax. For this meet a counsellor who will help you to overcome excessive emotionality and make it manageable. 4. Medical cause: rule out any underlying medical issues by undergoing tests. 5. Exercise: enough physical and mental activity( not stress ) will automatically help the person sleep well. Take care.
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