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Dr. Saranya Devanathan - Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Saranya Devanathan

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MBBS, DPM

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

46 Years Experience ₹500 online
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Dr. Saranya Devanathan 91% (1379 ratings) MBBS, DPM Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies. I pride myself in atten......more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies. I pride myself in attending local, state, national seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Saranya Devanathan is one of the best Psychiatrists in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 45 years. She studied and completed DPM, MBBS. She is currently associated with Lybrate in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Saranya Devanathan on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - JIPMER, Pondicherry - 1971
DPM - NIMHANS, Bangalore - 1975
Past Experience
Consultant and HOD of Psychiatry at Agadi Hospital, H.Siddaiah Raod, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru
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Indian Association of Private Psychiatry
Indian Psychiatric Society

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Does smoking make any effect on the length and width of a dick. If any then please mention and what are the various ways to get it more stronger and longer.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Does smoking make any effect on the length and width of a dick. If any then please mention and what are the various w...
Dear Neeraj, Nicotine in cigarettes act on the nervous and vascular systems. Erection, stronger dick, also depends on nervous and vascular system. So, some people develop impotency due to smoking. Since it is only nicotine induced impotency, stopping smoking itself will give you stronger dick.
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I have little depression and laziness problems. Although I have improved. Doctor has written salt name on my slip. I want to know which company I should prefer. Please tell.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have little depression and laziness problems. Although I have improved. Doctor has written salt name on my slip. I ...
Dear Amit, It is always better to get the salt name in your prescription. You can take any company's salt that is easily available near your place. The dose is important like 100 mg, 0.5 mg and 50 mg. Alternately you can choose the company which gives cheap.
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I have a relative who is 38 years old and seems to be suffering from bipolar disorder. He is not ready to visit any doctor and day by day his condition is worsening. Can you please guide us if you could be of any help in this case.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have a relative who is 38 years old and seems to be suffering from bipolar disorder. He is not ready to visit any d...
Dear lybrate-user, Usually bipolar disorder persons don't like to be treated. That is only in manic phase. In depressive phase Saurabh wants to feel better and he may want treatment though you may find him fine. Mostly in the normal phase, psychiatrists counsell him for regular long term mood stabilisers. As a relative, you can consult the psychiatrist who has diagnosed him as bipolar - even without Saurabh. He may give you some suggestions. Or, wait for the phase to change by itself when he will be co operative. Alternately, if he is suicidal or homicidal, you can seek the help of magistrate to treat him without his consent.
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Respected doctor, I am on desvenlafaxine 50 mg once in a day since 8-9 months. I want to wean off the drug. Can anyone tell me if there compound pharmacy in chennai? I don’t want to try other anti-ds cuz I tried almost all and I developed adverse reactions. Can anyone let me know who is doing compound pharmacy in chennai for desvenlafaxine?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Respected doctor, I am on desvenlafaxine 50 mg once in a day since 8-9 months. I want to wean off the drug. Can anyon...
Dear Harish, There are many companies that manufacture desvenlafaxine. Most companies have their distributors at Chennai. You can ask your nearest chemist for desvenlafaxine 50 mg. He will get it for you. Please don't stop the drug on your own. Discuss with your doctor before weaning.
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I want a suggestion that my father drinks alcohol every night before having dinner and then he keeps on analysing things and talks bad things about people. Then he blames us for nothing. Then there is fight between my father and mother. Sometimes it becomes very severe. He getsout of control. So kindly suggest me how can I make him leave alcohol because he will never get ready to the consult a doctor about his alcoholism.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Probably your father is dependent on alcohol. These are the routine talks and fights when he is drunk. Leaving alcohol is difficult. Withdrawal symptoms make him go back to alcohol. You and your mother need to understand this and help him out instead of telling him to leave alcohol and fight. Get help from your father's friends or brothers to motivate him to go to doctor. Be prepared for admission into hospital for few days also. Take him to doctor by telling few bodily complaints like stomach pain, sleep disturbances, lack of digestion, shakiness, etc. Let the doctor find out about alcohol and treat. If there is a alcoholic anonymous group in your city or nearby, you can approach them, they will come home and talk to father.
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Shaking in sleeping, falling in sleeping almost every night medium level depression Hair fall Feeling head dizy and heavy Body weak Period normal Feeling crying too much Being serious fast.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Shaking in sleeping, falling in sleeping almost every night medium level depression Hair fall
Feeling head dizy and h...
Dear lybrate-user, You should ask someone who has seen you shivering and falling, to ask the question. You are not in a position to answer whether it is a fit (seizure) or not. It is better to visit a psychiatrist along with a person who has observed your sleep activities to get diagnosed and treated.
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I am a 23 year old female. I am going through mood swings. Acc to my partner he feels I shld visit a psychiatrist. I always talk logically but people find my fault and then finally I end up being alone and lonely. And end up crying. M totally die hearted and now I really need help.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am a 23 year old female. I am going through mood swings. Acc to my partner he feels I shld visit a psychiatrist. I ...
Dear lybrate-user, You know you are going through mood swings. Your partner agrees that you should see a psychiatrist. You are feeling lonely and you cry. If you visit a psychiatrist, she/he will assess your mood swings over the time. If it is frequent and interfering with your life, she/he may treat you with a mood stabiliser tablets for a long term. If it is not affecting your life much, she/he may give you therapy to cope with your mood which is faulty - not you. Take help and enjoy life. All the best.
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Due to family issues I went into depression at an early age, and to overcome it I started abusing drugs and alcohol. This has affected me a lot I regards to studies, relations, social status and health. I have lost 12 years of my life, but now I feel enough is enough and want to get back on track with my life, since all my friends and cousins have gone ahead with their lives while I am still stuck in the loop. Please HELP.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Due to family issues I went into depression at an early age, and to overcome it I started abusing drugs and alcohol. ...
Dear lybrate-user, Family issues can be resolved in many ways than getting into drugs and alcohol. Now please continue to motivate yourself to quit drugs and alcohol. It is difficult but not impossible. Try and take the help of a psychiatrist, if you can not do it by yourself. The psychiatrist may help you to resolve family problems also. Though you may start late, you can still go ahead with your life. You need not compare yourself with others. Compare yourself with what you were all these 12 years.
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Abnormal behaviour of my mom I want to eat idli, after few mints I don't like idli, this aunt is very nice after few mints this aunt is not good please go from here. Also when she gets up unable to control her body, looks like will fall down, starts weeping crying for silly or no reason. Consulted doctor, MRI done. CT scan done and few more tests as advised by doctor. Continued on prescribed medicine for a week now. No improvement. This state is not continues but very frequently. Many a times in a day.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Abnormal behaviour of my mom  I want to eat idli, after few mints I don't like idli, this aunt is very nice after few...
Dear lybrate-user, It is very nice of you to be concerned about your mom and her behaviour. She is being diagnosed properly after ruling out many medical disorders. Just now the treatment started. The antidepressant group of tablets start acting only after 2-3 weeks. Generally the tablets are given at minimum effective dose for 2-3 weeks. Majority will be fine with that itself. Some people need more dose. Start seeing small improvement, like less number of attacks per day or less duration of attacks. Wait or come online with all the tests reports, the tablets prescribed and taken, your mom on audio or video call.
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I am suffering from mental depression since 2 months! what should I do to overcome it?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am suffering from mental depression since 2 months! what should I do to overcome it?
Dear lybrate-user, Depression is a chemical disorder just like many medical illnesses. There are many types of depression. Each one of them need different duration of treatment, some of them life long medication like diabetes or BP. Just because you are fine, you can not stop. Will you stop your diabetes medicine and diet as soon as your blood sugar becomes normal? Like that you should continue the drug as long as the doctors prescribes. May be you need the drug for some more time or you need more dose of the drug, or you need to add another antidepressant or therapy. Why do you want to stop a medicine which benefits you to live a better quality of life? Both depression and anxiety are disorders that need treatment. A psychiatrist will be able to treat them after diagnosing the disorder. Suppose, you have temperature of 102* instead of 98.6*, don't you go to a doctor? Like that if depression and anxiety are much higher than what is normal, you should consult the doctor, psychiatrist. As you know, so many disorders can raise your temperature, like that so many disorders may increase your depression and anxiety. The psychiatrist will find out the cause - it may be a hormonal problem, it may be a neurological problem, it may be a bipolar disorder, or it may be a drug side effect. After diagnosing, the psychiatrist will treat accordingly - both depression & anxiety and underlying cause. Please inform all your other family members and friends about it. Just like talking about fever, let us talk about our feelings also. You need to consult a psychiatrist who will request few blood tests to find out other medical diseases causing depression. If they are NORMAL, she/ he may prescribe you a tablet of antidepressant for few months. The dose will be changed according to your improvement and side effects of the tablets. It might take 3-6 weeks for you to improve and be active and happy. You need to take those tablets for many months. Please note that there are many antidepressants that do NOT increase sleep.
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I am 19 years old male. I used to smoke weed many times. Now I quit it permanently. From last 1 month I noticed that my penis is getting smaller day by day. The sperm is also getting very thinner. When my penis get erect it is very much smaller now a days. Please suggest me out. I can't even tell anyone about this problem. Please help me out.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 19 years old male. I used to smoke weed many times. Now I quit it permanently. From last 1 month I noticed that ...
Dear Abhinaba, Congratulations for quitting weed. Don't worry about penis size. It can become bigger, if more blood flows through it during erection. Similarly don't worry about sperm becoming thinner. There are millions of sperms in one ejaculation. The fluid comes from prostate and other glands - not just sperms from testes. Please continue to motivate yourself not to use weed. All the best.
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I was in depression since 2009-2016 because of love life and now I overcome from it fully and I don't like any girls now. But my problem is that from 2016 to now I have obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorder. How can I over it. Please help me. I have no money to consult a doctor.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I was in depression since 2009-2016 because of love life and now I overcome from it fully and I don't like any girls ...
Dear lybrate-user, You can consult a government or voluntary organisation's psychiatrist to get yourself diagnosed. You cannot self diagnose. After diagnosis, you can plan a treatment online without any fees. I need to know the type of obsessions, the type of compulsions, the effect of these in your day today life and more such details before planning a treatment of exposure and response prevention therapy online.
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I had sex with a girl. But I started to worrying about hiv although that girl is absolutely fit fine but still I am unable to take out this thought of hiv infection. M in depression. I got my hiv test done after 4 days of intercourse. The result was negative. Doctor said I need not to worry about anything as the girl is absolutely fine and your hiv test is also negative. But still m unable take out this thought of hiv infection from mind. M worried and v depressed. 8 days before I had sex (intercourse. Please help!

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I had sex with a girl. But I started to worrying about hiv although that girl is absolutely fit fine but still I am u...
Dear lybrate-user, You have to repeat HIV test again after the window period. But if you go on having unprotected intercourse, it is difficult to avoid HIV. Keep a thick condom always with you and use it during intercourse. Then if the test is negative, you are safe. Still, if you worry, it is health anxiety or HIV phobia that can be treated with therapy by any clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.
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What will happen a person take 4 manforce 50 mg tablets with alcohol What is the first aid for this?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
What will happen a person take 4 manforce 50 mg tablets with alcohol What is the first aid for this?
Dear Prem, Both manforce and alcohol are short acting. No need to worry if there is no heart disease, BP or diabetes or metabolic syndrome or obesity or smoking, etc. May have some headache, that too will subside by itself. As first aid, you can breathe deeply and lie down for 1-2 hours, preferably without a pillow.
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I quit alcohol before one year now my nerves are weak so semen comes out quickly. What should i do?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I quit alcohol before one year now my nerves are weak so semen comes out quickly. What should i do?
Dear Alfred, Congratulations for quitting alcohol. Please continue to keep it up with regular gifts for yourself. Nerves become weak due to vitamin deficiency caused by alcohol alone or with smoking or medical illnesses like diabetes. It takes time to become strong. You can supplement with the required vitamins. You have to quit smoking also and get treatment for other illnesses.
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I'm suffering from depression and anxiety. I am taking one risdone plus and oleanz 5 for 25 days but I don't have any result. When will I get the result?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I'm suffering from depression and anxiety. I am taking one risdone plus and oleanz 5 for 25 days but I don't have any...
Dear Saikat, Though you were suffering from depression and anxiety, the diagnosis must have been different. Depression and anxiety occurs in many psychiatric disorders and few medical conditions. Risdone plus and oleanz is usually prescribed for psychotic features. Doctors usually try to treat with minimum dose of drugs. Many persons respond well to that dose itself. If you are not finding any improvement, please consult the doctor again. She/he will increase the dose, add another drug/therapy or change the drugs.
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Can a elderly person around 80 years who has had DNA episode and has moderate partial vascular dementia be kept at home under nursing care or she has to be shifted from hospital to a nursing home.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Can a elderly person around 80 years who has had DNA episode and has moderate partial vascular dementia be kept at ho...
Dear Rajiv, It is in our culture, to keep the elderly persons at home and care for them till the end. This person needs nursing care also which your family members alone can not do. So, it is better to keep her at home and keep a part time or full time nursing assistant, hired from some voluntary agency. If your house is, not that convenient or if you have other commitments, you have to shift her to a nursing home after counselling all relevant relatives.
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My dad had been drinking alcohol every day for last 20-25 years. He is 62 years at the moment. Since 1 week he has not been drinking due to his throat issue where a small mass is found. Yesterday he had a biopsy surgery too. It seems he is having withdrawal symptoms very low blood sugar, severe nervousness, sleeping disorder etc. Please suggest what to do!

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My dad had been drinking alcohol every day for last 20-25 years. He is 62 years at the moment. Since 1 week he has no...
Dear lybrate-user, Your dad was dependent on alcohol. It is usual for him to get withdrawal symptoms when he stops all of a sudden. He needs to be admitted and given plenty of Thiamine as injection or in drip and tablets. He needs tablet lorazepam every 2-3 hours depending on his withdrawal symptoms measured on a special scale in the ward. Uncomplicated withdrawal will subside with this treatment in 2-3 days. Complication can occur as fits, delirium, neuropathy etc. Those need more treatment. Just admit him to hospital nearby and they will take care.
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I am 59 years old with depression/anxiety and schizophrenia. Drugs are giving relief from the symptoms. At present, I am put on Bupron XR 150 mg 1-0-0 and Sertraline 150 mg 1-0-0 for depression and anxiety. My question is :- Are these two compatible to each other or are there drug interactions with these two.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 59 years old with depression/anxiety and schizophrenia. Drugs are giving relief from the symptoms.
At present, I...
Dear Jayanth, Be happy that you are getting relief from the symptoms. The doctor who has prescribed knows that they both are compatible. Bupron is an antidepressant belonging to an older generation of TCA. Sertraline belongs to SSRI. When one group of tablets don't give desired relief, doctors try to treat with two group of tablets. Sometimes it works, like in your case.
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I have depression problem with me as well as thyroid due to Two three year back typhiod.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have depression problem with me as well as thyroid due to Two three year back typhiod.
Dear Vikash, Typhoid sometimes precipitates depression. Please remember both are treatable conditions. Thyroid is a hormonal function that need replacement for life. With treatment you will lead a normal life.
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