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Dr. S. Ashok Babu

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, vijayawada

17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  · ₹300 online
Dr. S. Ashok Babu MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, vijayawada
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Dr. S. Ashok Babu is a renowned Psychiatrist in Akunuru, Vijayawada. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 17 years. He has done MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine. You can visit him at "A" SPECIALITY CLINICS (PSYCHO-SEXUAL MEDICINE&PSYCHIATRY) in Akunuru, Vijayawada. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. S. Ashok Babu on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - SMC , GUNADALA, VIJAYAWADA,AP - 1999
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - SVMC,TIRUPATHI,AP - 2004
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I have social anxiety problem. So I want to ask how to cure this. How I can be normal without any phobias.

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I have social anxiety problem. So I want to ask how to cure this. How I can be normal without any phobias.
You cannot eliminate anxiety, and stress form your life. You got to learn ways to mange them to suit your needs. In the same way social anxiety disorders need to be managed with a combination of treatmnet from a psychiatrist and behaviour therapies. It is almost like an art that needs to be practiced all your life.

I am not feeling well before last 3 days and feeling very tired body pain headache I don't knw why is this happen please help me?

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I am not feeling well before last 3 days and feeling very tired body pain headache I don't knw why is this happen ple...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.

I am 47 yr old suffering from mild anxiety problem since childhood. Since last yr I am on alopathic anti depressant like nexito 5 mg which has benefited me to an extent. Now I want to shift to ayurveda. Pls guide me.

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I am 47 yr old suffering from mild anxiety problem since childhood. Since last yr I am on alopathic anti depressant l...
Dear , I can understand your problem. Psychiatric problems are always treated with a combination of medicines, psychotherapy and counseling. You are taking medicines but not supplementing it with psychotherapy and counseling. In fact, psychotherapy and counseling will help you to quit the medicine and continue without medicines. Ayurveda may help you but not to the extent of what psychotherapy and counseling can. Please contact me with every detail and I will help you. Take care.
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Hey I was in relastnshp with a girl due to some problem we broke up.Now can't forget her I m consulting a phyciatrist he gave me some depression tablets.Even though I can't forget her.And tried to suicide myself many time.I don't knw wat can I do.Now I am gonna finish my higher studies.I can't write my public xams well.I got seat in a big college.I want my happiness back n wanna grow big in my future.Please help me and give me some tips to stop thinking of her.

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If you had broken up and you are still thinking about her, it only means that you loved this girl very much. I hope you were not the one to break up with her. If it was, then you have played a game and now you have regrets. The clock cannot be turned back again, I suppose. The trouble is that you have attempted suicide many times over this love affair. This means that you might have entered into a symbiosis and her leaving has become life-threatening. That itself might be the reason for the breakup. Girls want a relationship where independence is respected and there is no clingy behavior. You have got to look into this aspect of your personality. Are you becoming too dependent on the girl and therefore demanding? This is not a welcome feature for a girl to want to maintain this relationship. You must develop yourself to become independent and responsible. Maintain respectful distance. There are three important developments in an individual that creates an autonomous personality: intimacy, awareness, and spontaneity. Of these, awareness is of great importance: it will help you know yourself internally and to also make you conscious of other people around you. This person is able to meet his needs and that of the other in a balanced manner. You must learn to do this soon. You are still young and have a lot to learn. In fact when you enter this big college, you will meet many girls and will interact with them. If you resolve the symbiosis, you will do really well. Meet with a counselor and describe your longings, needs and wants, openly. Take your parents along and let them describe your entire life till now and the counselor will get an understanding of your plight. Remove everything that is a reminder of this girl and start working on your development. Life is too precious and no one is worth dying for. Demonstrate how you will look after yourself and work on doing that. Learn independence skills and do a personality development course too.

How to die bravely when one has no money to get treatments of ones ilness?

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You will die when you are supposed to die. Any other choice you make in defiance of this is suicide. If this is done for the defense of injustice, the nation or in protecting others it is justified, especially if the cause is worthy. For poverty and the inability to finance your treatments, it is not good enough to commit suicide. You must approach many philanthropists, NGOs, agencies, churches, hospitals, free clinics etc. To fund your situation. There are many but may be you are reluctant to put in that effort. For your welfare, you must go that extra mile and seek help. Even if people want to help you, they want to see your commitment as a sign that it is worth helping you. I think that is fair. You may be discouraged by the many refusals you may have encountered. That still does not mean you must give up. Seek and you shall find. Suicide is cowardice not bravery.
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My friend's mother caught with his step father in the bed as his dad was a useless fellow. He caught them and asked one day to his mom why you are doing all this she said I want sex pleasure. Then my friend left from that. One day his mom at night slept with him and unfortunately he had sex with her then she is pregnant now. What should he do? his mom is happy about that but my friend is feeling so embarrassed about the same. Now she is forcing to have sex every time. She is 3 months now can you give suggestions for this in what way he can get out of this nasty situation?

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Dear , the best way to deal with the situation is to keep quiet. Your friend should stay away from this lady. If possible stay far away.
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I am a person and my age is 17 and my problem is that I am easily forgetting everything.

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Hello, take anacardium 30, 5 drops once daily for 10 days. Bacopa monnn. Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Revert me after 10 days.

I'm 34 year female. Bp of both side are up and stress in my mind. And head moves and I take domstal tab. Also. please advice me.

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I'm 34 year female. Bp of both side are up and stress in my mind. And head moves and I take domstal tab. Also. please...
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walk for 30 minutes every day 2. Reduce your weight if overweight 3. Reduce salt intake 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, junk saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, 6. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion 7. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise 8. Monitor your bp regularly and consult physician for treatment.

I am tech graduate. Currently doing a job and also preparing for govt exam. But from last two months I can't concentrate on anything. A depression feeling roaming around me. What should I do.

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I am tech graduate. Currently doing a job and also preparing for govt exam. But from last two months I can't concentr...
Hi, you need to analyze what happend last two month back that changed you or is it that nothing happend? monitor you thoughts whether they are negative self criticizing. How's your appetite and sleep? answer these questions to help you better. See, feeling down or blue is a natural part of life. People let us down, things go wrong, we lose people we love or the dreams we've valued. When feeling down stretches over weeks or months, is occurring frequently and interfering with your ability to interact with people and enjoy your life, it is likely that you're experiencing some form of depression. Sleep well and exercise daily. Exercise releases a natural anti-depressant chemical in your brain and gets you into doing something active. Start small with a simple walk to the local store or around the block, or to your garden gate might be the way to begin. Gradually work up to a routine that fits with your needs and enjoyment. Eat healthy. Reduce your intake of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fast foods, and processed foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole foods. Drink plenty of water and do some research on foods that are said to improve your state of mind and well-being. Improving your diet can be a positive project to keep you constructively occupied and focused when you're working through your depression. Plus, many healthy foods are effective at improving mood. Improve the quality of your thought as well. All the best, do not stress you will be better.

These days I get easily stressed by little things. What could be done?

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These days I get easily stressed by little things. What could be done?
Tension, forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist for effective treatment. 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 and reduce stress.
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I have a problem of depression and over-thinking like even from a small thing whether I have closed the door or whether I have closed the light, my mind make several perceptions and it continued till it comes to some conclusion. It happens to me several times a day my mind keeps on thinking absurd things with different perspectives and finding conclusions of small things. I remain absent minded and depressed all day. Am I getting syckic. Need urgent advice and help.

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I have a problem of depression and over-thinking like even from a small thing whether I have closed the door or wheth...
The symptoms that you are mentioning could be a sign of obsessive compulsive disorder. I would like you to elaborate more on your symptoms. What you need to know obsessive compulsive disorder can be a difficult, confusing experience. To overcome ocd, you need a clear understanding of how ocd works. Obsessive compulsive disorder bedevils millions of people with repetitive thoughts and rituals. It's the ultimate doubter's disease. Overcoming ocd will require you to work differently with uncertainty and doubts. Like all anxiety disorders, ocd works by tricking you. You need to understand how this trick works if you're going to overcome ocd. Here's how it works. You experience an unwanted thought which suggests the possibility of a catastrophic problem. For instance: what if I left the stove on, and the neighborhood burns? what if I got insecticide on my hands, and my family gets poisoned? what stops me from taking the carving knife and stabbing my spouse? what if I got poked by a needle infected with hiv? what if I ran over a pedestrian and didn't notice? these are thoughts about catastrophes. Naturally, you want to set them aside, and assure yourself that all is well. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, not a catastrophe disorder. To overcome ocd, you need to work with the anxiety of the thoughts, not the threats they make. You're not up against the catastrophes depicted in your thoughts. You're up against the thoughts, and how it feels to experience the thoughts. Thoughts are a dime a dozen. The path to recovery involves making changes in your daily behavior which enable you to accept, rather than resist, the obsessive thoughts. The more you can accept the thoughts, and the less you fight them, the better you will do. You don't have to accept the catastrophic predictions of the thoughts - just the fact that you have these thoughts. This is easy to say, harder to do. Ocd is a treatable problem, but it's usually hard work. So I suggest you start with two steps, and you can do them in whichever order you prefer. Even if you have a mild case, and plan to overcome ocd on your own rather than with a professional therapist, I suggest you consult one before you start your recovery program. This should be helpful to confirm your diagnosis, to give you a chance to ask questions, and to identify a suitable professional should you want to work with one later. Educate yourself about ocd there's no substitute for being an informed patient. Your understanding of ocd, and of the treatment method, will be a key to your progress. If you're going to overcome ocd, you need to become an informed consumer. Be selective in your use of the internet. There are many sites where people simply complain and post despairing messages about their symptoms. There are also many scams which sell false hope at high prices. How to overcome ocd: the keys to recovery whatever you do, here are three key guidelines. Your efforts to overcome ocd should follow these guidelines. Your recovery work should emphasize taking an accepting stance toward the thoughts. You don't have to accept the apparent meaning of the thoughts, just the fact that you have them. The only real meaning behind obsessive thoughts is that you're nervous, and you already knew that. Your recovery work should emphasize postponing the rituals and resistance. The obsessive thoughts always include the idea that you had better do something about the thoughts, or they'll continue to bother you indefinitely. But this is probably not so. As you get involved in your ordinary activities without going out of your way to bring the thoughts to an end, they will bother you less and less. Your recovery work should include the practice of regular, scheduled exposure to the obsessive thoughts. This can take the form of written scripts that you read, audio recordings that you listen to, and other forms of routinely working with material that can trigger your obsessive thoughts.

I am in a relationship which want to end up but I am not able to do so as he says m the badnaam krduga I am very depressed my able to study and lost all interest in those things which I feel to do I am alone dis tym not able share anything wid anyone as dis is my fault I feel to end my life.

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I am in a relationship which want to end up but I am not able to do so as he says m the badnaam krduga I am very depr...
Some initial courage is needed, when one has to end any sort of black-mailing. Facing the ill -effect is better than continuous blackmailing, which is like slow poison. You explain it to him that you wish to end it on a happy note. If he is more keen on exploitation tell him, it will also be him and his family, who will have there pride at stake as well. Lastly life never stops, you will eventually find another way. At this time and age, one should not consider it as a fault, despite the social conditioning. Remember you have done nothing wrong, you have a right to say yes and no whenever you want and your family will be more troubled if you carry on with this forceful relationship
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Don't ignore the early signs of strain injury like weakness of the grip, numbness, and pain or discomfort in the arms, hands, wrists or shoulders.

I have a sedentary lifestyle, work in a stressful environment, can not have home food. Have gained 11 kg in the last 1 year and need to lose 20 kg. Please help!

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I have a sedentary lifestyle, work in a stressful environment, can not have home food. Have gained 11 kg in the last ...
Dear lybrate user, if you wish to lose weight, you need to modify you lifestyle and food habits. If health is important for you, then please find out some time slot in your tight schedule which you can devote to either yoga, jogging, cycling or going to the gym. It may appear difficult to find time for this, but you need to somehow find time for this. May be get up earlier than your usual time or work out at night. Once you start your physical exercise, you will realize that it will help you in losing weight and at the same time it acts as a stress buster. It is very important to have healthy food and on time. If home food is not possible find out some other options like getting tiffin delivered at office from online catering services or any mess or find a place near your office where you will get a square meal. You may also consult a nutritionist.

Does smoking affect your performance in bed?

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Effects of Smoking on Sexual Health

Smoking, in general, has a negative effect on the human body. It can cause a host of disorders such as mouth cancer, blood pressure problems, and lung cancer. Smoking affects the sexual performance of both men and women.

Here are some effects that smoking has on sex :-

1. Impotence: Smoking can damage the blood vessels that lead to erectile dysfunction (a condition where the penis cannot sustain an erection).

2. Decrease in libido: Smoking can cause various physical problems such as stamina reduction and lack of desire for sex. An individual who smokes won't be able to give an optimal sexual performance and this can further lower satisfaction levels.

3. Erectile dysfunction: Smoking can cause problems related to the circulation of the blood in the body. It can narrow the arteries that supply blood and this is directly linked with erectile dysfunction.

4. Tissue damage: Smoking can damage the tissues inside the penis thus impairing your ability to have an erection during sexual intercourse.

5. Early onset of menopause: It can affect the estrogen (a sex hormone) levels in the female body; so, women who smoke tend to reach menopause early.

6. Reduction in penis size: It can reduce the penis size in men by damaging the blood vessels and the structure of the tissue around the penis. This is more common in younger men.

7. Reduction in stamina: Smoking can cause a reduction in the stamina, thus a person will not be able to perform well sexually. It can lead to fatigue and tiredness during sex.

Of course, there are a lot of therapies which can help you recover from the damage already happened because of smoking and prevent further damage.

Related Tip: Smoking and Its Effect on Teeth

Does smoking affect your performance in bed?
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My son suffers from anxiety every time he has to attend an interview, what should he do, is there any medicine to ease the tension? Pl help, thanks.

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My son suffers from anxiety every time he has to attend an interview, what should he do, is there any medicine to eas...
yes, if the anxiety is situational, he can take some anxiety reducing medications 2-3 hours before interview, it will give wonderful results
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I was in love with a girl in another country since one year. I loved her like my soul. Now she cheated me. The pain of it is killing me. I wanna get rid of this breakup pain fatty. Please suggest a best way.

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I was in love with a girl in another country since one year. I loved her like my soul. Now she cheated me. The pain o...
You read books, listen to music or do something of interest and strongly believe that a cheat is not the person you can love or live with. It is better she left and you will find the best person for you.

I have real problem with my concentration. I can't remember what I read nd not able do better in exams. What should I do get my concentration?

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The proverbial exam fever is capable of causing a lot of stress. Stress is not a good indicator for studies. Because of your age you may have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the 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 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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I'm a quite smoker. I mean on regular basic I smoke 2 cigrate. So what does effect on my health?

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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 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, Best age to stop smoking is before 40 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.
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My son aged 14 years, weight 78 kg, height 167 cms is remains non-energetic. He has lack of stamina. Due to this, his study get lots of suffer as he is not concentrate to his study due to tiredness and fatigue. Kindly suggest the solution and treatment of my son. Thanks.

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My son aged 14 years, weight 78 kg, height 167 cms is remains non-energetic. He has lack of stamina. Due to this, his...
According to his age his weight is more. You have to work towards his weight loss programme. Overweight causes lot of lethargy and fatigue. Let him indulge in any outdoor activities like playing football or tennis, swimming ,cycling, jogging etc. Let him stop all kinds of junk food outside food and sweets chocolates cold drinks etc.
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