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Dr. Shankar K N

MBBS

Psychologist, Kolkata

20 Years Experience
Dr. Shankar K N MBBS Psychologist, Kolkata
20 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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 Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences - 1997
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How many years a person take antidepressant medicine like clonazepam, escitalopram and olanzapine ?Please tell.

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
How many years a person take antidepressant medicine like clonazepam, escitalopram and olanzapine ?Please tell.
It is not good continue medicine. It leads side effects. Better to come out from medicine. For depression psychological counselling will helps very much. I think you never attend for counselling. Strong counselling sessions are required. Use the medicine whenever you feel normal then leave it. It is best as soon as possible you should come out from the medicine. Years together you use your mind addicted to medicine. Suppose in future you cannot sleep properly without medicine. It is always better to come out from the medicine. Better to come out from yourself. Share the internal feelings and depressive thoughts to your close friends and family members. Better to change yourself. Control your depressive thoughts. If not possible yourself take the help of psychologist. Do not depend on medicine. Must and should conditions only we go to medicine. Better to come out yourself from this stage. It is always best. Ok best of luck.
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Dear Doctor, My wife is diagnosed with depressive dos order. I would like to know the gravity of this medical condition. Whether there are chances for this medical condition to relapse. Whether there should be significant behavior changes that needs to brought on my part to contain her from relapsing. Whether this medical condition is just situation based or clinical. Whether needs to take medication for a long period and how bad can be the side effects. She has already started anti depressant tabs and has started putting on significant weight. Kindly let me know on the above queries and beyond this if there is any thing I need to know about this medical condition. Thanks

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Doctor,
My wife is diagnosed with depressive dos order.
I would like to know the gravity of this medical conditi...
Depressive disorder is a condition, where a person is mostly sad, has negative thoughts, keeps crying, cannot enjoy life etc. Once she is diagnosed with this condition she needs to be medication till the doctor asks her to stop it. With depressive patients, there is a threat of suicidal attempts. With medicines, she will behave normally, but if she stops the medication on her own, she will have relapse. Along with the medicines, your wife needstherapy/counselling sessions. She is very young and continuous medication will have ill effects on her, like - weight gain, loss of sex drive, etc. To save your wife from this, please consult a counsellor, when she is still on medication. Counselling will help in treating the root cause of her depression, hence after the counselling process is over, with the consultation of your psychiatrist you may stop the medication. You also can talk to a counsellor, who will help you in understanding her situation and will also help you in modifying your behaviour, if necessary. Take care.
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My father is 55 yrs old. Depressed by his ailment since one year. Sitting in one room and shouting on everyone. Not meeting with anyone and not going out also. Need of gud councellor nearby north delhi.

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 , from the description give, your father is not depressed. From the given description he is schizophrenia. In my opinion, he needs psychiatric treatment. But I need more information about him to diagnose. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I may talk to your father over phone and counsel him to know more details. Please let me know your willingness. Take care.
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From many days he is forgetting many things like what he said before, or the name of new person, or whom to call etc, Not totally but a very little. Is this because of any stress or tension? Or any thing serious? And how to overcame with it?

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Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
From many days he is forgetting many things like what he said before, or the name of new person, or whom to call etc,...
This may be because of stress but do not worry it can over come first of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Sarswatarishta 4 tsp after lunch and dinner 6. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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I am depressed from 3 years my thinking is negative I am very irritating when I think my past.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am depressed from 3 years my thinking is negative I am very irritating when I think my past.
Depression like any other illness is a disorder that needs treatmnet. I hope you must be under treatmnet from a good psychiatrist. However if your symptoms of depression still persist after 3 years, it is quite possible that you may need a revision of diagnosis. Consult your psychiatrist for the same. For any further queries you may consult me online.
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I am a student studying in class 12. I am in continuous from last 3 months. Due to this stress I am not able to concentrate on my studies and also sometimes I become very aggressive. I am not able to focus on anything. Also I suffer from continuous headache. Please help!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a student studying in class 12. I am in continuous from last 3 months. Due to this stress I am not able to conce...
You are angry about something. If this stress continues you will have problems with concentration. Kindly meet with a counselor and sort that out. I also suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. 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. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I need to stop my smoking I can not control my self if I stop smoking forcibly I get headache what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I need to stop my smoking I can not control my self if I stop smoking forcibly I get headache what should I do.
Take Daphne indica 1x tablets /bd And nux vom 30 daily night time for 15 days and revert for follow up
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I have gotten very addicted to my phone after my depression especially. I think it is leading to my lower concentration and weaker memory. I want to get over with this addiction. 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
Dear lybrate user. Sitting at home or at one place continuously worsens the habit. Therefore engage in physical activities, games and social interaction. Take care.
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Smoking weed advantage and disadvantages?

M. D (Internal Medicine) , M B B S
General Physician,
No advantages till now of smoking weed. Medically, it is used only in terminal patients, cancer patients on chemotherapy and aids patients for keeping them comfortable. There are no health benefits. It is just like alcohol addiction, cigarette smoking and illegal drug addiction. Why are you asking this? it is illegal in the country. It is also a gateway to addiction for other drugs such as cocaine.
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How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some days. Now I study and I learn chapter and maths formula and trick but after some days I forget. Pls help me what should I do. I need for qualify in competition exam.

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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. 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. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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How can I get rid of the thought of sex that often come to my mind and which disturbs my work?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
How can I get rid of the thought of sex that often come to my mind and which disturbs my work?
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of hornbeam + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of clematis. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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Stress - Homeopathic Remedies for it!

BHMS
Homeopath, Jabalpur
Stress - Homeopathic Remedies for it!

Stress affects every aspect of our lives. It does not allow you to think or focus on anything else, tempts you to binge eat and takes control of your lifestyle. Stress can also cause severe health problems that can result in heart disease. Thus it is very necessary to learn how to control and manage stress. Managing your stress effectively can help you cope with it better and let your remain in control of your life.

Homeopathy is based on the belief that the mind and body are connected. Thus by treating one, the other can benefit as well. Thus when prescribing a form of treatment for any health condition, attention is always paid to the mental state of the patient. Homeopathy can be very effective in treating and controlling stress and stress related problems. When treating stress with homeopathy, it is essential to first understand the cause of stress.

Some common homeopathic remedies for stress are:

  1. Arsenic album: This is usually prescribed to people who are generally anxious and nervous. People affected by the stress of being late for an event or meeting can also be given this remedy to ease the stress. Patients who benefit from this form of treatment are also often hypochondriacs who constantly feel that every minor symptom is a sign of a major illness.
  2. Bryonia: This is very effective remedy for all kinds of stress. It can also be used to treat stress triggered by uncertainty at the workplace and insecurity about not having enough money even though they work very hard.
  3. Calcarea carbonica: This is also a common homeopathic remedy for work place related stress. People who are concerned about being observed or stressed by an upcoming deadline can be benefited by this medication. This type of stress can commonly be seen at the time of appraisals.
  4. Staphysagria: People who are extremely sensitive and feel that the world is unjust and unfair to them cab be benefited by Staphysagria. This is often faced by children bullied in school and people in corporate work environments. Staphysagria boosts confidence levels and thus makes the person feel less vulnerable.
  5. Ignatia: Emotional stress is very well treated by Ignatia. This homeopathic remedy addresses feelings of disappointment and guilt and stress that follows an emotional loss such as the loss of a loved one or breaking up for a relationship. It also fights the desire to withdraw from family and friends and moodiness.
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Hi. I am a engineering student. Since last 2 yr. I had been in relationship with a girl. We both are in true love and decide to marry but suddenly what happened she started to ignore me and now we are no more with each other. After that I always thought of her every single second and can not able to concentrate on my studies. Please help me.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Take ignatia amara 200 2 doses and then start taking cosmos 30 3 doses for 3 times in a day for 2 weeks. This will help your mind to work properly and concerntrate on your studies.
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How to reduce smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Let me take the liberty of assuming that you really mean that you want to stop smoking. On that assumption I must congratulate you because that is the foremost requirement to help you with that decision. But it is not easy because there are a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night! when you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all, announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here? s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. To help process all of the above and to get support, go for counseling and persevere with it until you are completely over it.
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Regularly smoking and drinking alcohol, so that I need to check my body for present status. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will need to go for a complete medical check up since you have been into these habits regularly to know your present status vis-a-vis the addiction. The combination of alcohol and smoking is deadly for your health. I am so glad that you are seeking to get rid of these habits and that will play a major role in your recovery. You must stop them both, abruptly and immediately. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of these habits. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the smoking and drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i. E. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as your primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after whichever treatment approach you choose, you must attend AA meetings and your family must also attend some Al-anon meetings to help them deal with their own issues regarding your alcoholism and to support you too in the recovery process. I congratulate you on this fabulous decision that will benefit you firstly and your entire family. You are taking action that will have major bearing to many lives.
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I had a boyfriend and we are loving each other but unfortunately we couldn' t married each other due to some family problems and all, but it has been 1 year of my marriage and I am unable to forget my first love and same for that person he is also not able to forget me. We tried but couldn't. 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
Dear, if you cannot forget your first love even after your marriage, you are doing a crime. You can go and live with your first love ditching your husband immediately. Don' t torture yourself, your love and your husband throughout your life. Just get divorce and marry your love. Otherwise don' t cheat your husband and yourself, forget your love and live with your husband happily. Choice is yours. But don' t delay. Take care.
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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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I was suffering from anxiety disorder but now I'm okay all symptoms have gone but there is irritation in my throat little pain and some tightest in throat from past 2 Months, in how many days I will recover from throat tension?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I was suffering from anxiety disorder but now I'm okay all symptoms have gone but there is irritation in my throat li...
Hello drink apricot, grapes, lemom, pineapple, tomato, carrot full glass home made juice 1/2 times chew 2 to 3 cloves with a pinch of common salt stay healthy.
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