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Dr. Saranya Devanathan

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Saranya Devanathan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. You can visit her at Agadi Hospital and Research Centre in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Saranya Devanathan on has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 26 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Bangalore 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 feeling so much stress because I called one girls as sister and now I am loving is doing right or wrong I am feeling so much stress and I was unable to say what my feeling is what to do can I propose her? Pls give you r valuable suggestions.

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
I am feeling so much stress because I called one girls as sister and now I am loving is doing right or wrong I am fee...
You better to do friendliness with that girl. Friendliness get more satisfaction freedom and enjoyment it is good for your mental status. In love everything is stress. Every movement is stress. It may develop your personal problems. In friendliness you have chance to enjoy so many corners of life. You can directly ask any matter and enjoy with them. I think love is waste for your personality. You have no capacity to control your stress then do not go love. Better to enjoy friendliness. Nothing you will get in love it is waste of time. Unnecessary stress. So please follow my suggestion it will helps to you in all aspects. Ok best of luck.
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How to increase concentration in the study. I am not remember after 1 hour of the study N how to remember. please help me out next I am having exam.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Try to understand the concepts rather than cramming them. It will help you retain answers for long. Try to teach those topics to someone, your ability to explain it to someone, will help you remember better.
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For the last 2 years I am using depression related medication. How long I have to continue ? Is there any side effects in the long run ? Now I am normal. Details of medicines. Tab VENX DS Morning 100 mg Night 50 mg Tab PYPOSE 1 mg 1 mg Tab BENVIKA FORTE 1 Tab.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
For the last 2 years I am using depression related medication. How long I have to continue ? Is there any side effect...
All psychotropic drugs have side effects. I suspect that you are one of many who have been taking medicines but not working with a counselor in tandem. You need both counseling and medical intervention. The combination is ideal for the cure to be complete. In fact counseling will need to go on for a long time to develop skills and techniques to cope with everyday challenges of your life. If you remain episode-free for three years at least, you can be weaned off of the medication. So I assume that for all of these many years you have been letting the medicine do all the work on your depression and very little effort from your side. This will not do at all. So please start counseling immediately. In the meantime please do the following that can be done all by yourself as you desire: You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. If you are young and you can do it with some commitment. The doctor and counselor are there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with them is very critical for your success.
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I went to hospital For Donate a Blood. I smoke everyday bt before 14 hours going for blood donation I don't smoke. They don't take my blood because my blood have 19.64 something hemoglobin. How much hemoglobin want for blood donation? Nd how many days I have to stop smoke if I want to do blood donation.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I went to hospital For Donate a Blood.
I smoke everyday bt before 14 hours going for blood donation I don't smoke.
Hi lybrate-user, Donating blood is good it is service to human beings. Good keep it up. Haemoglobin should be between 14 to 18, but 19 is also okay. I do not know what exactly the reason they didn't. It would be better if you stop smoking permanently. I wanted to know how many cigars per day you smoke. Try reducing cigars to one and try to cut down. It would be better if you stop at least for 15 days. All the best. Take care. With regards,
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I am 18 years old, and I have a have a habit to forget some silly things often though I am good (best) in studies. Do not no why this happens?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Its okay to forget few things. One cannot be 100% in remembering everything. (1) writing down stuff that you want to do helps. (2) you also have good apps in your cell phone that helps you store things you want to do and setting an alarm for the same. (3) another way to remember things is you can scribble on tiles, glass, mirror or smooth surfaces with a washable marker. (4) also you can stick chits at places where you move often in your house or office.
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After delivery she is getting angry very much she is treating people like enemies particularly those who she don't like is there any solution for this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, I suspect postpartum psychosis. After delivery Postpartum psychosis (or puerperal psychosis) is a term that covers a group of mental illnesses with the sudden onset of psychotic symptoms following childbirth. A typical example is for a woman to become irritable, have extreme mood swings and hallucinations, and possibly need psychiatric hospitalization. She may be having paranoia and doubting on her own family members that they are against her, conspiring. It can be depression too. Please see a psychiatrist in Mumbai immediately. consult for any help.
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Hi doctor, I'm very fearful while picking up the client call and strange people around me. My voice tremble like anything. Though, I know the answer to the client call, I couldn't explain to them comfortably. I feel ashamed when I finished call as I had a bad call. And, when strangers aren't around, my confident and way of speaking is really good. I'm not sure where this fear goes. Please help me. This is my career related issue and I have to come out of this problem. Currently, I'm taking medicines for hand tremor Betacap TR 40, Benfomet plus and Lonazep 0.25 which is suggested by neurologist. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor, I'm very fearful while picking up the client call and strange people around me. My voice tremble like anyt...
You are just afraid of people and their judgments of you. This is closely related to the fear of public speaking, which everyone has, including me. But you will not notice it because we use the fear t prepare and deliver the talk properly. You can imagine that nobody is there and just speak naturally. You are obviously good but have a low self-confidence and esteem. It is all about trusting people. Do you know why you do not trust people? Have you had a bad experience? If not, you will still need to meet people and live with them. The ultimate test of a personality is in the social context. The greater test is when we meet with the opposite sex. And the final test is when we have to bed and board with a member of the opposite sex in marriage. If you wait for that time to resolve it, it might be too late and traumatizing. Even if you are afraid of people, face your fear and see what happens. They are certainly not going to kill you. So what is the worst that can happen? Really nothing but it will feel great to have friends and lots of companions in life. We are after all social animals, gregarious by nature and need each other. So don’t handicap yourself on this front. Attend a personality development class, personal grooming class, public speaking class, and conversation classes. It will help to do a lot of this with a close friend, if you have one. If not, find one. We are into relationships all the time. It is near impossible to live without people. All research has shown that living with someone gives us good health and long life too.
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Hello Mam I am a susceptible man of 21. And I tend to worry a lot over miniscule mistakes and I am very much confused and afraid about my future at this point I neither know what my core problem is I allow people to hurt ,use, and even dominate me Everytime I meet with failures my confidence and my life hits Rock bottom. Most of the times I feel lonely and useless. And most of all I am shy and very much afraid to mingle with people Which is the core reason to me being lonely Please tell me how can I control myself and be strong and positive.

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 user. Your confidence goes down because of your failures and that is because your knowledge about life is too less. Over and above you should understand, life is always full of negatives. I suggest you to change your attitude. I also suggest online counseling. Take care.
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I am having a social anxiety disorder, I feel nauseating at times when people are around ,what should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
I am having a social anxiety disorder, I feel nauseating at times when people are around ,what should I do?
Social phobia is very common condition. Try to do Relaxation exercise and communicate maximum with your friends. Imagine crowd around urself and speak loudly. Gradually anxiety will decrease.
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I am a 17 year boy and I don't know I love to lick women's sandals and feet I want to worship lick suck the sandals and feet of girls I want to become a slave of girls I dnt know why I am like this I can not tell anyone but I lick my neibour's aunty's and her daughters sandals every night when they leave them outside, they knows about it maybe because I lick their sandals clean every night and they give some starange smile at me when they greet me in the morning. What to do ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You get sexual gratification sucking and licking sandals of opposite sex. You stop it and attend SLAA. Please pay Rs 500 to Lybrate ,we will take it from there.
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My height is 5 feet 9 inches and weight is 65kg. I am not addicted of alcohol and cigarette. I used to take meal on time. I dont eat oily food alot. Sometimes I masturbate twice a day. My penis size is small. How can I grow my penis size?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My height is 5 feet 9 inches and weight is 65kg. I am not addicted of alcohol and cigarette. I used to  take meal on ...
Sorry to inform you that there is nothing you can do to increase the size of your penis. It is good that you have a lot of healthy habits but that has no contribution to the size of your sexual organ. But here perhaps is huge consolation, when we men look at our penis from above as we can normally do, it always appears as small. The only way we can compare and determine whether it is smaller than most others’ organs are is by measuring it in its placid size and when it is enlarged in sexual excitement. And the other great news for you to know is that size does not matter for sexual gratification, either for you or your partner. In fact when the penis is smaller (I do not mean too small as in tiny!) and the woman is very excited, her cervix attempts to reach the tip of your penis and it is of immense satisfaction to her! If your organ was large she may not be able to do so and will lose on that special gratification. Now the masturbation of twice a day may be connected to this fear of a small penis: masturbation will never increase the size. The other fear is that you will become addicted to masturbation inadvertently and there may be other repercussions to worry about. So masturbate in moderation.
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Am a be final year student, nowadays am not able to concentrate on my studies, so please provide me some tips to concentrate on studies.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine----------------------- BRENUP (ALLEN) Drink 2 spoon twice daily----------------------------------- Just make up a routine and a balance between your studies and entertainment. Study time means only studies and nothing else in your mind. Most of the successful people reached great heights just due to their fixed schedule and not by becoming a book worm. So be focused and start a new era in your life as the easiest way to taste success in life is only through studies----------------So whenever you study, study with full concentration and don’t let other activities like Friends, girls, masturbation, Facebook, Whatsapp, Mobile etc engulf your mind as it is a problem of most of you in your age and you people give it the name lack of Concentration---------Friends are always for the time being and if you want to continue relationship with some of your good friends life long then always think and act one step ahead of them as once in your life you taste failure, all your so called friends will be gone-------Always keep one thing in mind that this World is for rising stars and when you are rising, your all odds will be accepted but once you are a failure, your good deeds will be ignored-----------------So to become a rising star, you must study hard, just think that there is not any word like Lack of Concentration and positively you will have to work hard and succeed in life, no other motive right now, just keep focus on the target that you have decided for urelf----------------Best of luck--------
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Understanding Autism.

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1-2 people out of every 1,000 people worldwide. It is a wide spectrum disorder, so no two people with autism will have the exact same symptoms. There are those who function easily, those who are impaired and struggle to live normally and then there are others in between. Difficulties in communicating, social impairment and repetitive patterns of behaviour are some of the major symptoms that characterise autism and the related autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Read the following articles to gain a better understanding of this condition:

Diagnosing Autism

In order to create awareness and combat this problem, early diagnosis and social acceptance is necessary. Here's a brief on what we can do to recognise autism.


Decoding the Symptoms of Autism

Although there is no scientific cure for autism, its symptoms can be worked upon with the help of a communication or behavioural therapist. 


Treatments for Autism

In this article, we chalk out the main treatments and therapies for curing autism in children and adolescents.


In conclusion, it’s important to treat these conditions not as disorders but to accept them as differences. Accept them in the same way we accept people of all races. These conditions are not caused by any disease or injury but because of genetics andenvironmental factors. Science suggests that neurological diversity has helped humans throughout their evolution to survive in the environment. It’s possible that those affected might just come up with solutions for problems that might escape those with normal brain wiring. Not because they’re necessarily smarter, or better, but because they think differently.  So it’s necessary to accept, respect and accommodate those with such conditions.  To care, not repair is the outlook we should have for the betterment of mankind.

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I bloat I lot after having meal. Gas is formed that spins my head. Burning in chest. Anxiety. Bp shoots. Uneasiness.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I bloat I lot after having meal. Gas is formed that spins my head. Burning in chest. Anxiety. Bp shoots. Uneasiness.
Dear lybrate user, **the food but ginger is well accepted as a traditional cure for indigestion. Ginger as a food ingredient or in a strong ginger tea helps in causing stimulation of saliva, bile juices and gastric juices while all these play important roles in digestion. Drinking ginger tea is certainly much more beneficially to get rid of gas and indigestion problems than coffee and soda.
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I left my old depression and anxiety medicine after 2 year in uttarakhand because I came in Delhi for job. So Now I want to treat all these in delhi so course duration required. Looking nearby dwarka or uttamnagar. Cost details and duration required. I am asking for myself.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
I left my old depression and anxiety medicine after 2 year in uttarakhand because I came in Delhi for job. So Now I w...
Dear lybrate-user. You need to consult psychiatrist before starting any medicine. It is not sure that you will improvement on previous medicine now. You need a fresh assessment of you mental state. All d best.
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I am having psychological problem. I am not able to concentrate my mind on reading or any other activities I feel upset.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a problem provoked by your hormones, which is undergoing some readjustment. I 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 is 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 am 20 years old. Am getting body pains with small works also. What should I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am  20 years old. Am getting body pains with small works also. What should I do?
What is the severity of pain? is the pain continous or intermittent? is it pulsating? since pain is a complex phenomenon, there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Apart from pain killers, there is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I am feeling always tensed, stressed as I am taking tensions for y 10std studies. Please suggest some tips to decrease stress. Also I am feeling very weak from inside.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am feeling always tensed, stressed as I am taking tensions for y 10std studies. Please suggest some tips to decreas...
Stress is very subjective and if you use it properly you ll succeed. Start following your own self study time table with a difficult stuff on a priority. It would give you an organized day and help in your studies. Start yoga and meditation. Read novels. Cultivate your hobbies but for a brief time since its 10th now. Group discussion would b helpful too. And bottomline your study should b your priority now all the best!
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I am 48 years old. I have depression from last 6 months. I get tablet from 6 months. NEWVEN-OD 50 MG AND STILNOCT 6.25 MG. So kindly advise me for any side effect. And how long I should continue.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 48 years old. I have depression from last 6 months. I get tablet from 6 months. NEWVEN-OD 50 MG AND STILNOCT 6.2...
Dear lybrate-user, you need to come online text or chat so that I get an idea of your depression and its treatment. Both the drugs that you are taking are good drugs for treating depression. Please think of the benefits before you worry about side effects. After getting into the details of your depression, I will advise how long you need to take and the long term side effects of these drugs. Till then please continue them, do not stop them.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

General Physician, Nashik
Consuming foods such as ginger, green tea, fatty fish, soy products, blueberries, and other dark berries may protect these important cells from damage. Evidence suggests that the DHA found in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by reducing beta-amyloid plaques. Food sources include cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, and sardines. You can also supplement with fish oil.
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