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Dr. Shankar K N


Psychologist, Kolkata

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Dr. Shankar K N is a trusted Psychologist in Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata. He has helped numerous patients in his 20 years of experience as a Psychologist. He is a qualified MBBS . You can meet Dr. Shankar K N personally at Medinova Diagnostic Services ltd in Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar K N and consult privately on has a nexus of the most experienced Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 28 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Kolkata and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am 19 year old male. I want to find out that am I a extrovert or introvert. Because I do not know myself. I just want to know what type of nature I have. I searched over the net, I am confused. Like I have friends I go out with them but if I have some tv series or movies or anything interesting that I can do alone, I choose that over them. I do not like small talks because I am not good at them. But I can talk to anybody as long as there is no string attached. And its like I want to be an introvert thats why I am thinking like that. But before that also means before college I used to go out to play with friends. I have many friend now but sometimes I feel alone. I go to parties and places with friends if I have not visited that or have not tried. When I am with people its feels like I am acting because when I am with family I act different, with school friend, college friend, or anybody I meet I act like person what I wanna show. But when any two group meet like my two different friends that situation makes me panic at that time I do not know how to act. I do not know that is why I do not invite friends at my home. I spent my half a day watching movie or surfing alone. I know deep down I have to do something productive I am wasting time by doing that but reality makes me anxious. So I do not know who am i? Because to some person I am intelligent, to some I am loser, or to some I am silent, or to some a guy speaks a lot. So please clear my confusion.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
People who are both introvert and extrovert to some extent are called ambivert and this label is not important what others think of you is not important what concept you have formed about yourself is more important. You are in your growing periods and personality develops by age of 18- do not over analyze every aspect and enjoy life think less. Consult me for counseling and therapy. All the best.
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I take medician for last 6 months, no improvement, for stress, angry (m, d) trichy, I like to stop, and also think change doctor, what I do, please 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, anger is an emotion. Emotions comes when we are frustrated due to something which we do not expect. You are talking about stress. In that case, your anger could be due to stress. Why do you get stressed? what are the reasons for your anger and grustrations? if you are able to explain them, you will be able to manage them. Remember, when an emotion comes, you need to vent it out, do not suppress. But if you learn to adjust with that situation, you never get emotional. God bless you. Take care.
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Sir I am fully addicted to smoking so please kindly suggest me how to over come such problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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Doctor. Im mentally So Depressed please help. Me. I.loved a Girl So Seriously. Her mrg fixed I do not Know What I can do now. I Completed Studies and Waiting for a Job.

CME Course in Diabetes for Family Physicians, Certificate in Child Health , BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Stay calm. If you can talk to her parents, do it. If nothing materialises, forget her and carry on in your life. You will find a new girl in your life. Take it as it comes.
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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

As per medical studies, bipolar disorder is a personality disorder that is said to affect millions of people around the world, as per medical studies. Extreme mood swings that take a person from a state of euphoria to depression can be called bipolar disorder. While we all go through phases of the same, the patients who suffer from this disorder will usually show a persistent swing or shift between varying moods. The severe shifts will lead to difficulties when it comes to managing one's everyday affairs in a normal manner. The symptoms and signs are also characterised by the phases and mood swings that the patient may be going through. 

Read on to know more about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder:

  1. Mania: One of the extremes in mood swings experienced by the patient includes extreme euphoria or mania for no apparent, or life altering reason. Feeling overly happy and enthusiastic are the basic symptoms of this phase.
  2. Impulsive: The patient can end up feeling elated for a prolonged period of time, with extreme restlessness and impulsive behaviour. They may also end up getting agitated and edgy. This is usually characterised by fidgety behaviour and when the patient speaks too fast. The patient may speak too fast due to racing thoughts which overtake his or her speech and actions.
  3. Confidence: In this stage, the patient may also display extraordinary confidence, which may not necessarily be backed by reality. In reality, things may be very different in terms of opportunities, skills, people and other such factors. During this mania phase, the patient may also indulge in risky behaviour that gives an adrenaline rush like gambling and having sexual intercourse with multiple partners. This usually happens when the patient is bolstered by a sudden surge of unfounded confidence.
  4. Depression: This is the other end of the spectrum for these patients. When the mania abates, it gives to way to extreme depression and even anxiety.
  5. Withdrawal: The patient usually tends to isolate himself or herself from the rest of the family and social circle for a prolonged period, refusing to meet anyone on a normal basis. They also avoid contact with people whom they meet every day, which can have an adverse effect on their work and the rest of the aspects of their lives.
  6. Memory and Concentration: In this phase, the patient can also experience difficulty in remembering important things and concentrating on tasks. The patient may also be preoccupied with a number of things which can prevent him or her from making proper decisions. Slow speech and lack of energy may follow as a result of such preoccupation. Preoccupation with death is a common symptom of this phase. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Negative parenting
Children's self esteem can be affected by maternal and paternal negativity. A british study published the journal of cross cultural psychology wanted to assess the impact of household power structures that exist within different cultures on a child's well being. And found to be child's self esteem is dependent on the behaviour of the parent who is considered to be more powerful with in the family
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I am a 26 year's old boy,, doctor said -- I have a depression problem so prescribed SZETALO PLUS for better sleep and depression. Sometimes I feel dizziness, chest pain, shortest of breath, uncomfortable, unhappy, rapid heart beat, tension and lose of memory. Please tell me how can I improve my health and how can I safe from these problems,,

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Do some relaxing exercises: 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. 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).
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Unable to sleep in the night. Past 3 days I am facing this issue. I tried to sleep by 12 but I can't sleep along time. One full night I sit ideally n next day morning I slept for 2 hrs from 7 to 9. Then again the same am facing in night. I don't hv that much stress in life but why it's happening.

Homeopath, Raebareli
Please note the following for your condition: • Avoid big meals late in the evening. You need three to four hours to digest a big meal. • Spicy or sugary food, even at suppertime, is usually a bad idea. Spices can irritate your stomach, and when it tosses and turns, so will you. Having a lot of sugary food—especially chocolate, which contains caffeine—can make you feel jumpy. • Try a soothing aromatic bath before bedtime. Add 5 drops lavender oil and 3 drops ylang-ylang oil to warm bathwater and enjoy a nice soak. Limit your screen time staring at computers, TVs or phones in the evening before going to bed Also take Nux vom 30 - thrice daily for next 7 days and revert back.
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I couldn't control my temper since last 3 years. I am 26 years age. I consult with many doctors but no result.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there ~ you are probably suffering from bipolar disorder with frequent manic episodes. Although some people may have only one episode, bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that usually involves recurrent episodes. It's usually marked by episodes of mania or hypomania (low-grade highs) -- elevated mood and excessive energy and activity -- and depression, often with long periods of normalcy in between the mood swings. Doctors don't completely understand the causes of bipolar disorder, but they do understand the condition much better than they did 10 years ago. With that understanding has come targeted treatment. Although there is no cure, its symptoms can be managed effectively. Treating bipolar mania if you have bipolar disorder, you may be having an episode of mania if you suffer three or more of these symptoms most of the day -- nearly every day -- for one week or longer: increased activity need less sleep to feel rested and energetic excessively high, overly euphoric mood racing thoughts talking very fast or talking more than usual; speech is pressured, loud, and often difficult to interpret inflated self-esteem or grandiosity -- unrealistic beliefs in one's ability, intelligence, and powers; may be delusional increased reckless behaviors (such as lavish spending sprees, impulsive sexual indiscretions, abuse of alcohol or drugs, bad business decisions, or reckless driving) distractibility if you have four or more episodes of mania or depression in a year, it's known as" rapid cycling. If you are suffering from mania, your doctor may initially treat you with an antipsychotic drug or benzodiazepine, a sedative, to quickly control hyperactivity, sleeplessness, hostility, and irritability. Your doctor will also likely prescribe a mood stabilizer (antimanic drug). Mood stabilizers consist of a variety of drugs that help control mood swings, prevent recurrences, and reduce the risk of suicide. They are usually taken for a long time, sometimes indefinitely, and include lithium and certain anticonvulsant drugs like depakote, lamictal, or tegretol. Very close medical supervision and blood tests may be needed during this approach to rapidly control a manic episode. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely da.
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I am 32 years old but still don't know how to drive the vehicle. I have tried several times but couldn't manage that. Have slipped twice that added further. With current daily travel affair vehicle is must. Is this any kind of phobia and how to come over it? Please suggest.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Yes. Vehophobia (Fear of driving) is fairly common. It is worthwhile to begin with therapy in a graded manner to help explore the problem further.
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When I travel through crowded trains I get scared when people shout to someone as I think he is shouting me or when I hear loud noise on the street which is unexpected I even get scared when people are fighting on the street and I think I can not even fight with anyone if beaten I am even scared to stare at people ,i get scared to hold gaze with them its intimidating for me I am even afraid of dogs, rats and crackers I was afraid of even crackers in childhood I feel overwhelmed when someone shouts at me. I find it hard to shout at someone I even get stressed easily I am 23 years old right now ,i got a very bad name among my peers which is below I hate these words and it is seriously affecting my self esteem and I seriously want to become brave and do something big please help me.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Lybrate User, I understand. Here is a way you could build your self esteem and self confidence in the situations which are causing you fear and anxiety: - Pick one situation that is scary to you and work on facing it little by little, in small steps. For example, start with being in a crowded place that is not too confined for you, such as a mall. Then, slowly work your way up to more crowded areas and eventually the train. This should help reduce your stress and build your self-confidence. Once you are confident in this situation, move on to the others one by one. For more information and help, please consult privately. Good Luck.
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1. Me and my spouse, children, my parents are living as a joint family but my spouse like to be separate from my parents. I'm an only son of my parents but she is not understanding the reality and she is not happy with my parents. What I have to do? Give me the solution.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user, I can imagine you are in a tricky position, almost sandwiched between wife and parents. It is best to defer this decision as much as possible. Do not show eagerness to come to a conclusion to your wife. Just try to pacify her everytime she raises a complain, talk to your father if you feel some thing about your mother's behavior is troubling your wife, so that he can suggest some changes to your mother indirectly and keep your wife happy by taking her out over the weekends, buying her what she likes occassionally and taking her and your kid (s) out for a holiday once in 6 months. If your wife is interested in some hobbies or if she can work somewhere encourage her to do that. Appreciate all her efforts and achievements. You will notice after some time she will not be thinking about it so strongly. Good luck.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
You are going through grief, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints.
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I am nearing 70 yrs. Very active in all respects, attending daily office activities in a test lab. For the last two months I had four morning incidences, like loosing memory totally, may be for an hour or so. I do not suffer from any sugar or bp, only during june 2012 I had been operated for by pass.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
The possibility is that you may be in the initial phase of dementia if all other vital such as bp or sugar |(low)
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I'm in a confused state of mind for a few weeks and there by I'm becoming anxious. I'm underweight. Is anxiety very bad for health. My weight is reduced for about 3 KGS. My BMI is 16.34.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Because of your confused state. Everything is result. Anxiousness. Underweight happen because of anxiety. You are not eat properly. Then it result of your low weight. Better to come to out of anxiety. Your confused may be you are thinking alone. You are not express your feelings properly. Thinking alone it is not good. So better to share your feelings with your friends and family members. Better to take the help of psychologist. Psychological counseling will help to overcome your confused state of mind. So better to consult psychologist. Be follow sincerely his suggestions. Better to walk. Be happy all the time. Do not develop negative things. Be positive always. It is always good for your health. Ok best of luck.
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How Can You Improve Your Memory with the Help of Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How Can You Improve Your Memory with the Help of Psychiatry

Psychiatry is not just a form of medicine to identify and treat the psychiatric illness, but it also helps in improving attention, cognition, memory and concentration. Psychiatry has its role in different fields and working in the field of memory improvement is quite interesting. Memory is basically the process through which a person stores information for days, months and years.

Human brain is a dynamic entity and has wonderful capacity to store information and recall it as and when required. However, our memory is affected by a number of reasons, such as aging, accidents, negligence and certain diseases, which involves our brain and nervous system. Further, the memory of an event will improve, based on the frequency at which it has been recalled.

Apart from the frequency of recall, psychiatry can also help a person to improve the capacity of brain and sharpen their memory to store incidents or events for a prolonged period of time.

How along with psychiatric therapy you can improve your memory

  1. Improving your concentration while doing any work will naturally improve your memory. Doing things with concentration will help us in storing information for a longer period of time.
  2. Relieving your mind from stress or anxiety is also a great way to improve your memory as stress has the ability to hamper your memory.
  3. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet is essential for a better memory. For increasing the memory power, psychiatrists insist on a diet which is anti inflammatory, rich in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.
  4. A simple 20 minute exercise routine will not just help you to stay fit physically, but mentally as well.
  5. It also important to sleep properly, as sleep helps your mind and body to prepare for the next day. It is also advised to have a short nap in the afternoon to improve your brain functioning during the day time.
  6. Smoking and frequent consumption of caffeine also hampers your memory, thus, it is advised that one should quit smoking and reduce the consumption of caffeine. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized psychiatrist and ask a free question.
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I am 23 years old. My problem is hair loss on the right part of my scalp. I am applying castor oil (non medicinal). Sleeplessness, anxiety, lack of concentration, feeling tight chest, shoulders and at neck parts and in breathing also.

Homeopath, Raebareli
Please note the following for your condition: The head should be massaged slowly with oil or shampoo while bathing or cleaning hairs resulting blood circulation becomes fast and the skin of the head is protected from dryness. Shampoo should be used only two times a week. Hairs should be washed with curd for removing dandruff. Spicy or fried foodstuffs should not be eaten. Excessive cream or jell should not be applied on hairs. Please also take Nux vom - once daily at night. For further queries get back to me.
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When I give seminar. In between I start stammering. May be due to fear. Any solution for this. Or any tablet. Please suggest.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Yes, it s a type of social phobia. If it happens only during seminars, you can take anxiolytics 2 hours before the seminar. Consult a psychiatrist for the same. Behavior therpay approach can also help. All the best.
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I have a problem regarding how can I quit smoking permanently? Everyday I think about to quit but thing is that practically it will not happen. Please help sir.

MD - Alternative Therapies, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello Satyabrata , It's really appreciable that you are keen to get rid of your addiction. Few home remedies to make it easier are as follows- # consumption of oranges, blueberries , pineapple and grapefruits. # Drink chamomile tea . # chew basil leaves. # you can chew a piece of cinnamon whenever you crave for a butt. And large doses of will power along with these. Apart from these for effective herbal medicines you can consult me . Regards, Dr. Heena
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Severe pressure headaches, anxiety and, weak legs, balance problems, acid reflux, hyper sensitive, can't get any sleep.

Homeopath, Delhi
Hello Jyoti Singh As per description of diseases given by is migraine and there is gastro-esophageal reflux disease you have...but donot worry i have solution for all of your complaints...homeopathic medication can cure u....u can consult me privately..
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