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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....more
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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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I am 30 year old. From last 3 months I going through depression. I left my job in August as I was not able to concentrate in anything. I want to get out of this but unable to do so. I have faced many health problems like thyroid and anxiety attack. I always Remember the past and cry. Can't sleep. Please help me. I want to get out of this feeling. Please help.

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Psychologist, Delhi
I am 30 year old. From last 3 months I going through depression. I left my job in August as I was not able to concent...
Dear Lybrate user, You need medication along with counselling ,as you have left your job and its also disturbing your sleeping cycle so these things are affecting your life and daily routine ,and its the time that you should take proper action ,you are asking for help its really positive point that you want to change this situation please take help of any professional ,i am 100% sure you will overcome from this situation and can lead normal and happily life.in the meantime do few things make some good friends ,join any hobby class, be social as much as you can ,do yoga, meditation,exercise, share your feelings with some one, whatever thoughts disturbs you write it on paper ,make your self busy ad much as you can so that you don't get time to think on these. If you need my help you can contact me online. Take care.
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What are side effects of excessive depression? It stays for long time. I just want to know in order to compare with my symptoms.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
What are side effects of excessive depression? It stays for long time. I just want to know in order to compare with m...
Respected Sir, First of all, I would like to know if your depression is a self/google-assisted diagnosis or have you actually consulted a psychiatrist who has diagnosed depression in you. If its the former, please do consult a psychiatrist to review your symptoms and reach a diagnosis. If you have already been diagnosed with depression, are you taking any form of treatment despite which your symptoms are persisting. The natural course of a depressive episode lasts 9-12 months but in some cases persistent depressive disorder is seen which too is treatable if you get the necessary help.
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I am 22 years old, I am suffering from stutter or stammering. Please give me any advice to cure this. I am so worried Please help me.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
Speech therapy is the solution for stammering. It will involve regular exercises, techniques to control your stammering. You can try talking slowly and keeping yourself relaxed during conversation. Pls feel free to contact for further assistance. Thanks.
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I lost somebody close to lost last year and since depressed I don't knw wat can I do.

M. Sc Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counselling, Internship Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Greater Noida
I lost somebody close to lost last year and since depressed I don't knw wat can I do.
Hi, Losing someone close to us is one of the biggest stresses in life, it changes our life in many ways and affects us on many levels. I do not know how close this person was to you and under what circumstances you lost him/her and in what ways your life has changed after his/her passing. Yet the truth of life is that no matter how great our loss, we still have to go on and live our life on a daily basis, somehow we have to find meaning in our life once again to go on living. There are a number of things you can do such as:- - Think of the things that were important to this person, how he/she would have liked to see you doing in life had they been around and then try to do those things. - Honour their memory by doing something that was close to their heart maybe donate or volunteer somewhere; write a diary or journal where in you note down your precious memories with them. - allow yourself to feel the pain, sadness, anger, helplessness, shock etc as these are normal feelings that emerge when we lose someone close to us. Do no try to shut them down. At the same time do not let them overwhelm you, acknowledge them and then also try to do what needs to be done on a daily basis so as to move forward in life. - Speak to your family, friends and near and dear ones, talk about your feelings, ask for help if you need it, go out with them and do some of the things that would have made you and your loved one happy. - allow yourself the time to heal, give yourself permission to take time off when you are feeling down. -Very often we feel disconnected from the rest of the world, it feels as if the rest of the world is going on when our life has come to a standstill. Try to connect with people who may be going through a similar situation or read pages online/on facebook such as The Grief Toolbox etc. They help us to feel normal and give us strength to go on. You could also read a book such as Healing after Loss. - Last but not the least, please pay attention to self care - have proper meals, get good rest and exercise, go for walks, they help us to refresh ourselves too. - If you are experiencing very severe symptoms, then do not hesitate to see a psychiatrist for some medication that may help you to relax and lift your mood too. Hope this helps.
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I, 22 male, knew the tips to avoid the stress but some of the symptoms still having. Symptoms include rapid heartbeat sometimes in morning, unreasonable situational phobia. Please advise me to free from stress and mental problems in addition to diet and habits. Please no medication.

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Ayurveda, Ujjain
I, 22 male, knew the tips to avoid the stress but some of the symptoms still having. Symptoms include rapid heartbeat...
For mental dress do pranayam end meditation for 10 minuties every day morning walk in day time take 20 ml cold milk in glass add 60 ml cold water mix end take after breakfast in morning every day. (You can take milk end water empty stomach also.)
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I have a pregnancy of 3 weeks is there any precautions to take and ways to reduce the stress, as I have some fear in mind relating to pregnancy.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I have a pregnancy of 3 weeks is there any precautions to take and ways to reduce the stress, as I have some fear in ...
Pregnancy is a physiological process and not a pathology (disease) we have put lots of what is to be done and what not, which is only creating hindrances in a natural process. Trust you body's intelligence. Birthing in animals is a such a smooth process, body takes care of everything. Ovarian cyst is not very uncommon. Just follow your gynaec's advice and enjoy this rare change, which will bring so much of joy to you. Remember fear and stress only harms the baby inside. Take a counseling session if you must. Relax.
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I am a diabetic for last 40 years DM type 2 and HTN patient and suffering from multiple ailments including psychiatric problem from last 35 years at present on medication and suffering from anxiety depression with anger etc have started consuming whisky a peg in evening and I am a smoker for last 50 years and squamous cell carcinoma oral at present carcinoma is in remission no abnormal uptake detected suffering from enlarged prostate gland and diabetic neuropathy. Please suggest what should I do now. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am a diabetic for last 40 years DM type 2 and HTN patient and suffering from multiple ailments including psychiatri...
Hello. I am usually very supportive and sensitive in my answers. But in you case I would strictly advise you to stop your alcohol and tobacco intake. Both the substances can lead to relapse of your Squamous cell carcinoma and worsen the outcome of your cancer. Medical problems of DM and HTN will also be badly affected by your alcohol and smoking. For the psychiatric problem, I would advise you to continue regular treatment for the same as advised by your psychiatrist. It has been found that adequate control of psychiatric problems leads to better outcome of the cancer. Regards.
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I am suffering from angriness many times in a day for week in 1 month since 5 month associated with thinking many times in a day appetite good sleep adequate please give diagnoses of condition and treatment?

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 and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practised properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Please post a private question with all the details and I shall help you with those tips and tricks. Take care.
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Hi, all times i.e 24 hrs nude pics for parents gods friends comes in mind .These recurring negative thoughts disappearing my life and I'm living in tension what type of problem it is. I don't want that these thoughts come into my mind but automatically these thoughts comes very disgusting sexual porn thought plzz help me by suggesting best medications. I'm thinning day by day due to depression. please tell me the medicines names Chlorofranil 40 mg and any other.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi, all times i.e 24 hrs nude pics for parents gods friends comes in mind .These recurring negative thoughts disappea...
Dear lybrate-user, Probably you are suffering from obsessive ruminations. Depression is common with such obsessions. Probably you are on Clofranil (not Chlorofranil) which is the treatment for your condition. Please consult your doctor again so as to increase the dose of Clofranil or add another drug or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). The treatment may last for several months and repeated visits to psychiatrist.
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My daughter age 24 has the following symtoms sleeps a lot, eats a lot, foul mood mostly in the evenings, trouble sleeping in the night is she suffering from schizophernia or depression?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sounds like depression and you need to take her to a doctor immediately. In an interactive and personal contact situation, a lot can be learned to come to a more clear and accurate assessment and diagnosis. It certainly sounds like she needs some medication and therapy and any neglect may only worsen the condition that she may even refuse to come for any help. Why wait for that eventuality? passivity in such situations is literally criminal. Do something soon.
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My wife is very irritated for no reasons and she uses to undergo medicines for thyroid as I have observed that she is becoming more day by day which is effecting my personal life should I give up my personal feelings or should should I move else as we planned for a baby but failed now I am moreover loosing hope to get that as I do not want on an artificial technique this time I am totally confused please suggest as having a counselling talk with her is no way giving any solution as she does not want to listen to anybody's word what should I do pls suggest.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
My wife is very irritated for no reasons and she uses to undergo medicines for thyroid as I have observed that she is...
Dear lybrate user it must be difficult and stressful situation for you. But don't you think marriage requires giving support love and care to your partner irrespective of how troublesome are the situations. You as a husband need to be very patient and sensitive towards your wife. Express your love to her by spending time with her, giving her space to express her emotions too. Try to talk to the doctor with whom your taking the thyroid treatment for your wife. May be a little counselling from him / her would help. Hope I could help you in some way.
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I have been under going depression for many days because of my parents. I feel like staying alone and far from my family. They always compare me with others.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have been under going depression for many days because of my parents. I feel like staying alone and far from my fam...
This is unfortunately very true in many homes. But you must remember that you are you: absolutely unique and can be compared to others in terms of progress and failure too. That does not mean you have to imitate the other persons to become good. Give them a deaf ear or talk to a counselor about your problems. Perhaps the counselor will want to speak to your parents and help you deal with it. Running away will solve nothing.
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I am a student preparing for IIT next year. So please suggest some foods Which improve my concentration and memory power. And also are there any exercises?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Eat almonds, chshew nuts and walnuts daily morning. Do 12 steps of sun salutation daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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please tell me, I have to study, but when I study I fall asleep. What to take? To not to fall asleep. Please tell me.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
please tell me, I have to study, but when I study I fall asleep. What to take? To not to fall asleep. Please tell me.
Get some exercise. More oxygen intake will keep you fresh. Have a glass of water before sitting down to study. Set a time limit for yourself- to finish a topic or a set number of questions. Reward yourself with something you like to do or eat. Set next target and go ahead. Probably what you are doing is not important for you, that's the reason you are laxed and sleep. Make your studies important for you- you will not feel sleepy.
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How to Quiet my smoking habit. I have use all experiments but I get negative Answer so kindly suggests me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must try and try again until you succeed. Loss of control over the addiction is not surprising since that is a major part of the enslavement to substances. That also means that if you want you can give it up anywhere, anytime. But the better reason to give up smoking is to relate to the harmful effects of tobacco. Also the peer pressure is very great while in college and in the hostel, and it appears that you are not able to say ‘no’. To be ‘in’ with the crowd you may hesitate to refuse to join them and go along with the flow. But this is hurting you further, and down the line you will find it increasingly difficult to quit. Do it now even if your friends ostracize you: your life is at stake, not theirs. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. 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. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. 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 also 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. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am 20 year old I have a problem to forget things very soon now how can I remove it?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Know More About It!

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Know More About It!

PTSD is a neurological disorder which affects individuals after experiencing severe traumatic situations. The individuals find it difficult to cope with such situations and often have flashbacks of those moments of trauma. Stress, as a result of the trauma wrecks the normal nervous functioning of the individuals. PTSD can have the following symptoms:

Re experiencing:

  1. Flashbacks of the traumatic event
  2. Nightmares, which are repetitive and severely distressing
  3. Images from the traumatic event intruding during the day
  4. Reminders of the event provoking distress

Avoidance or rumination:

  1. Those suffering from PTSD avoid being reminded of the trauma, such as people, situations or circumstances associated with the event. They try to suppress memories associated with the event.
  2. Many others ruminate excessively and prevent themselves from coming to terms with it.

Hyper arousal or emotional numbing:

  1. Hyper vigilance for threat
  2. Exaggerated sterile response
  3. Irritability
  4. Difficulty concentrating
  5. Sleep problems
  6. Difficulty experiencing emotion
  7. Emotional detachment from others
  8. Giving up activities which mattered before the trauma
  9. Amnesia for salient aspects of the trauma

How to manage PTSD?

The following tips will help to come to terms with your traumatic episode and ease stress:

  1. If symptoms are mild, then observing the patient is preferred
  2. If symptoms are chronic, then trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) proves to be beneficial
  3. Alternative treatments include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  4. Comorbid symptoms such as depression, general anxiety and alcohol or substance abuse are secondary to PTSD. PTSD should be treated first and then the associated symptoms should be addressed.
  5. Mindfulness meditation (not a treatment option) helps in recognizing cognitive dissonances and affected thought patterns and aids in recognizing and overcoming their influence. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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I am 40 years old. My thoughts are very negative. I am very lazy. What should I do?

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
I am 40 years old. My thoughts are very negative. I am very lazy. What should I do?
Lybrate-user, hope you are depressed and full of anxiety disorder. Try to defend it by your positive thoughts. Time will solve, do not be suppressed, be bold and brave to go ahead. When you are going to br filled up with your mind with negative mind discard it saying I am potent and matters not good and burden to me. So and so it will turn into positive. Ok.
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I am a 23 years old boy and I feel so much tension and anxiety and my brain is unable to utilize it's full capacity to remember something. I feel my brain is loaded even when I am in sleep I become awaken in mid night. What need to do?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am a 23 years old boy and I feel so much tension and anxiety and my brain is unable to utilize it's full capacity t...
Stress and anxiety if remain unresolved for a long time may add up and impair ones performance, work and relationships. Try relaxation exercises like yoga, mediation or deep breathing exercises. If such symptoms remain persistent for more than 2 weeks, it is advisable to consult a psychiatrist for treatment with counselling and medications of required.
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