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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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Could you please tell me if guilt worsens OCD or not and how to cope up with it?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Guilt is an afterphenomenon because person in OCD always has this insight that whatever is he doing is wrong and condemned, but despite this he is compelled for that act/thought. Guilt does not cure OCD but it may further cause depression.
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When I and my partner get intimate, I usually get and ejection within few seconds as I start doing the actions. I usually get excite and sometimes in anxiety I leave too early, and I don't enjoy that. So please consult me necessary steps so that I can prevent this and last longer with my partner.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
When I and my partner get intimate, I usually get and ejection within few seconds as I start doing the actions. I usu...
Hi lybrate-user. This is one of the common psychosexual problem men hv. This condition is called pre mature ejaculation. This can be treated with either medicine or behavior therapy. Though behavior therapy is bit tricky to understand, and you will hav to talk to a psychologist regarding this. This is called masters and johnsons therapy. Or you can use medicine for this and see the effect. For further query or medicine prescription you can ask q in pvt using code 7662kr2n thx.
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I am a student. From last 10 days I am feeling stress. When I sit for study my mind diverts here and there. What should I 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am a student. From last 10 days I am feeling stress. When I sit for study my mind diverts here and there. What shou...
Dear, diversion of mind is not only from stress. Stress may be one factor. 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.
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I have habit of smoking. I want to stop it for temporarily is it possible.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear quitting smoking is no child's play and it takes time and courage. Best method is to completely quit today (now) and sustain with the help of your mind power. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so.
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How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Drinking hot milk of cow every night before sleep and taking dairy products like paneer , yoghurt in foods with control in quantity , is best way to improve memory and clarity of thinking
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I am 21 year old. I think I am suffering from schizophrenia syndrm. Approx 5 year. Please tell me. How to diagnose it. Home remedy or medicine.

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Diagnosis of schizophrenia should be done by doctor who is trained in mental health. Treatment requires regular taking of medications as prescribed by the doctor. Please do not rely only on home remedies as it's going to complicate your illness.
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M suffering from irrational repeated thoughts continuously Like agr m kisi se baat kr rhi hu and uski koi bast mujhe smjh nhi lgi to m dubara poochti hu Or agar usne wo baat mujhe same wording mein nhi btai jaise usne phle boli thi to woh baat dimag mein ghoomti rhti hai Jb tk m clear nhi kr leti k exactly kya bola tha us ne Jb tk nhi poochti to mind mein wo hi baat chlti rhti ha How can I control this M vry upset please hlp me I had consult with a psychiatrist she gave me clomipramine and escitalopram But jb maine medicine chod di to fer problem aane lgi.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
M suffering from irrational repeated thoughts continuously Like agr m kisi se baat kr rhi hu and uski koi bast mujhe ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of aspen + 4 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of Rock Rose. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping. If any problems consult me online.
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I cant concentrate in my exams. What should I do.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercise wil help. Take tab sertraline 50 mg daily. Report after 7 days.
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I am 18 yrs old boy and I think I have some kind of mental disorder and I searched the internet and find that my sme of symptoms match with a disorder named schizophrenia. What should I do?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist, Mumbai
Please get yourself checked by a psychiatrist. Self examination for such things can be inappropriate and lead to more problems. Getting a professional help will clear your doubts and also ensure good mental health.
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How can l increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too.
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Sir I am 40 year old .I have some depression due to some causes .now I feel very uncomfortable .I cannot sleep more than 2-3 hours in a day sometime I feel dry wommeting and very Pain in my brain. Also pain in down from my neck? So sir please tell me what can I do to cure myself from this disease.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir I am 40 year old .I have some depression due to some causes .now I feel very uncomfortable .I cannot sleep more t...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Sir I m taking stalopam plus from 4 months. I feel positive. Now I have been switch to stalopam 10. I am now suffering from sleeplessness. And some tensions and depressed some time in day. Tell me what to do for my sleep. I want to get rid of these medicines.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Dear Friend, Go for yoga,be busy with your work,and feel relax from anxiety or depression.Avoid taking medications you will get peaceful sleep.Initially it will be difficult to get sleep,but don't take sleeping pills.
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I am 28 years old for some times I am suffering from stammering some time it's worse some time not at all please suggest allopathy treatment.

Masters in Audiology And Speech Language Pthology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Hi, you need to consult a speech language pathologist (slp) also called as speech therapist who would do an informal and formal tests to identify your problem and diagnose your condition and also help you in treating your speech problem with an appropriate plan. Stammering does not have any medicinal cure but you can also speak better with therapy by a certified speech therapist. There is no allopathic remedy for this.
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Sir. My father have problem in speaking. We have consult many Ent specialist and surgeons but all in vain. Kindly help me?

MD - Forensic Medicine/Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
General Physician, Pondicherry
A better suggestion can be given after knowing the age, duration, pre-existing diabetes/bp or other diseases. I don't think if he stopped talking suddenly then any ent specialist can help, rather go to a medicine/neurologist or else a psychiatrist.
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I am suffering from anxiety disorder/panic attack, and it is 8 months now I am taking medicines, I just wanted to know is there any permanent cure for anxiety/panic attack?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I am suffering from anxiety disorder/panic attack, and it is 8 months now I am taking medicines, I just wanted to kno...
Along with your medication, you will need to develop an ability to manage stress without feeling too anxious or panic. Thus you can learn through counselling where you will find new ways of thinking which will leave you feeling more confident and in control of yourself and your situation. Thinking positively and realistically is very important. If you don't know any skill for eg. You work in an english speaking organisation and you are not fluent in the language then learning to speak and write in english will help you feel powerful, in control and confident. Exercise everyday for 45 min to increase your confidence levels. Natural neurotransmitters are released which make people happy and confident about themselves. Avoid junk food and have healthy well balanced meals which are good for body and mind. Include lean protiens, eggs, fish, fruits, vegetables and walnuts in your daily diet. Take care.
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Not Concentrating on his Studies eventhough he is very Intelligent. I am Engineer and my Wife is Msc. Both are educated and we are fed up with him reg. His Studies. How to develop his concentration on Studies?

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Teach what you have learned to someone else. Take regular study breaks after 40-45 mins. Music can also help elevate your mood and motivate to study longer. Make your study space portable. Practice. Practice. Practicing simple answers to past exam Questions can help train your brain to retrieve information. Do not stay up all night before exams. Discover new ways to learn. Study in a group- helps to collect new insights & enhances your learning experience. SQ3R Strategy to help you concentrate, understand and remember what you are studying.
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I'm 21 years old studying Btech feeling very stressed during at the time of reading small contents and can't pay attention towards study could you pls suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm 21 years old studying Btech feeling very stressed during at the time of reading small contents and can't pay atte...
I can give you some study tips Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings.
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I have an anxiety disorder now is sex and other sexual practises are harmful to my health ?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I have an anxiety disorder now is sex and other sexual practises are harmful to my health ?
Not at all sir, anxiety is not different from you. It is a part of you. And may be a result of" what is good" what is bad" kind of thinking. Please do not be overly concerned about the outcome of everything. Just go for it. Cheers.
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My grandmother has trouble walking, but she refuses to get a walker or cane. I worry about her. How can I convince her to get some sort of walking aid?

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, your grandmother knows everything. Leave it to her. If she is willing to manage herself without walking aid, so be it. Motivate her about her attitude. Motivation gives them self confidence. Take care.
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