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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 92% (1273 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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Telugu
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Indian Association of Private Psychiatry
Indian Psychiatric Society

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I am suffering with ptstd, depression,agoraphobia, panic attacks from past 7 months. I am getting fear that I may become mad or going to die or going to faint. I have social anxiety also. I am stick into my room past 7 months. I do not even interested to go out and work. I am 23 years. I am getting inner voices i. Head. Feeling like my head is going to burst. I also getting tingling on lips, head and also face numb. please help me please I beg u.i want to live happily but this mental illness making me a fool in public and also I am getting abuses from my parents that I am not concentrating on anything. They are saying that I do not have amy mind and also that I am unfit for any business. please help please I went to psychologist and he prescribed me medicines. But they giving me sleep and tiredness. My pare. Ts not taking me to psycartists and saying that you are looking healthy. They can not understand my mental illness. I can not feel my hands and legs looks like living in someones body. Todays morning I felt I am going faint and my blood pressure down I think. I have taken 10 mg of tryptomer for the first time is that causes me that feelings.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am suffering with ptstd, depression,agoraphobia, panic attacks from past 7 months. I am getting fear that I may bec...
Dear lybrate-user, You know your have many problems needing treatment. If your parents don't understand and take you to psychiatrist, you should go on your own. After all you need treatment. You can go to any government hospital or medical college hospital in your place and take treatment, if you can not pay. Once you are treated, your parents will know what you are. I don't think 10 mg tryptomer alone will help you. You may need more dose or change of medicines. Please consult the psychiatrist again. I can not say whether the feeling of fainting is due to tryptomer or due to your panic attack. I need more details to decide.
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Having difficulty in talking, unclear thought, forgetfulness,concentration affect my daily life. And naturally shy person with inferior complexity of facial birthmark make my life worst and depressed.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Having difficulty in talking, unclear thought, forgetfulness,concentration affect my daily life. And naturally shy pe...
Dear Tenzin, You are on treatment with Nexito and Ponol for generalised anxiety disorder. Please continue and meet the doctor as often as she/he calls. It takes time to come out of these. But with regular appointments with the doctor, you will learn to live better life with these feelings. You will accept your shy personality and facial birthmark as your identity. You will be able to use your strengths to counteract these feelings.
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Due to smoking I feel a blockage in my neck and also cough. And used to coughing always. Can you please suggest me some medicine or syrup to over come this situation.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Anand, Cough is a symptom of many disorders from smoker's cough to cancer of lungs. So instead of suppressing it by syrup, go to a doctor and get diagnosed and treated properly. Whatever is the diagnosis, you need to motivate yourself to quit smoking. All the best.
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Hi, I am balu. 24 years old. Im in depression since last year. Is any solution to overcome completely.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi, I am balu. 24 years old. Im in depression since last year. Is any solution to overcome completely.
Dear Balu, Please answer the following questionnaire to know whether you need to be screened for depression ans other medical conditions causing depression. Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (BPHQ) Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Please mark as 0.Not at all 1.Less than 7 days 2.More than 7 days 3. Nearly every day a. Little interest or pleasure in doing things b. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless c. Trouble falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much d. Feeling tired or having little energy e. Poor appetite or overeating f. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down g. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television h. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual i. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way
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Hi I am 18 year old I want ask you answer what is medicine of depression please answer my question.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi I am 18 year old I want ask you answer what is medicine of depression please answer my question.
Dear lybrate-user, Please answer the following questionnaire to know whether you need to be screened for depression ans other medical conditions causing depression. Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (BPHQ) Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Please mark as 0.Not at all 1.Less than 7 days 2.More than 7 days3. Nearly every day a. Little interest or pleasure in doing things b. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless c. Trouble falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much d. Feeling tired or having little energy e. Poor appetite or overeating f. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down g. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television h. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual i. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way After diagnosis only medicine (antidepressant group of tablets) will be given.
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Does chewing smokeless tobacco causes depression and anxiety, as I am taking anti depression pills for my depression and anxiety.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Does chewing smokeless tobacco causes depression and anxiety, as I am taking anti depression pills for my depression ...
Dear Sunny, Tobacco chewing alone may not cause depression and anxiety. But if you are dependent on chewing tobacco, the craving for it, will cause anxiety and depression. The withdrawal also may cause depression and anxiety. Now that you are on anti depression pills, this is the best time to motivate yourself to give up chewing tobacco. All the best.
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What are main symptoms for Parkinson's decease, will it be totally cure able one, how will it take to complete cure.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
What are main symptoms for Parkinson's decease, will it be totally cure able one, how will it take to complete cure.
Dear lybrate-user, The typical symptoms of Parkinson's disease (tremors, rigidity, salivation, mask like face, walking to catch the gravity) comes up late. You need to consult a neurologist to diagnose early. There are different causes for Parkinson - may atherosclerosis, may be drug induced, may be dementia, etc. Those also need to be found out and treated. Doctors don't cure diseases - they care so that the disease does not affect the person's quality of life.
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Hello everyone. I am taking serta 100, trazine h, and risdone 1 mg .I am thinking to take all these tablets may at a time means 90 tablets together. I will die after this.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear unknown, Dying is not in your hand. Many who attempt suicide don't die. Many who want to live, die. These tablets are prescribed at a particular dose that will benefit you. If you take in larger dose not only you lose the benefit, you may also face many side effects. Take these 90 tablets over one month. It will change you thought of dying itself.
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I am 36 year old. I am suffering from anxiety. Suddenly I feel anxiety and difficult to take breath. And my whole body began to burn. At that time my bp and pulse remain normal. Please help me to choose right Dr.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 36 year old. I am suffering from anxiety. Suddenly I feel anxiety and difficult to take breath. And my whole bod...
Dear lybrate-user, Anxiety can occur as a symptom in medical, hormonal, drug induced effect, psychological or situational conditions. One needs to diagnose first and then treat. You can go a psychiatrist or pulmonologist. Doctors can order few tests after examining you. After making diagnosis, they may treat you or refer you to appropriate specialist.
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I recently was prescribed Vyanse for the first time for ADD. I didn't take the medications yesterday because I was off. For some reason the whole day I was very depressed even though I am on Wellbutrin.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I recently was prescribed Vyanse for the first time for ADD. I didn't take the medications yesterday because I was of...
Dear lybrate-user, Since Vyvanse is an alerting drug, it may give some withdrawal symptoms. The whole day depression without variation during the day indicates that. So, Wellbutrin may not be able to stabilise your mood. However it is best for you to discuss this issue with your psychiatrist and get counselled.
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Hi I am 22 years old. I am suffering from mental illness from last 1 year. My life has become hell. I am taking medicine. My story of depression is very unique and with different. Without any reason I got depressed and my mind thinking against me with incorrect psychological thought. I have tried to get rid of it but every time failed. Now I am getting well gradually after consulting many psychiatrist. Now I able to perceive the emotional view of others. The worst thing is my mind again started working against me & I am feeling heart burning and thus no interest to do anything. How can I cope up with my mind.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi I am 22 years old. I am suffering from mental illness from last 1 year. My life has become hell. I am taking medic...
Dear lybrate-user, Good that you are getting well gradually with antidepressant tablets. Depression comes without obvious reason or for a small reason. It is a brain chemical disorder. It is a fully treatable disorder. Hereafter try and stick to one psychiatrist, who can assess you periodically and increase the dose orf antidepressant tablet or change it or add another tablet or therapy. Your mind with help to live better, heart burn will not be there and you will have normal interest if all things of your life, once you are treated.
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I have a friend who smokes 4 to 5 cigarettes per day. So please tell what dose he should take per day of nicotex 2 mg gum he has been smoking since 4 yrs.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, For someone smoking 4 - 5 cigarettes, if you motivate him to quit smoking continuously for 12 weeks, he will be able to quit fully. You can also give him appreciation for not smoking and continue your friendship. If he faces withdrawal like headache, irritability, less concentration, memory lapses and increased hunger, then only he needs nicotex. He can take nicotex 2 mg whenever he has craving or withdrawal symptoms, Though he can take 12 gums in the first week, he may not need so much. Let him decide on his own. Let him not keep cigarettes in his pockets. Instead keep gums and use as much as he wants. Next week he has to reduce 1 gum/day. It will be easier to reduce gum and stop it all together.
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My fiancee was suffering by bipolar disorder nd she takes overdose or sleeping pills and harm herself what can I do for her please tell me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My fiancee was suffering by bipolar disorder nd she takes overdose or sleeping pills and harm herself what can I do f...
Dear lybrate-user, The "sleeping pills" that she may be taking, may be prescribed by the doctor. The dose what she is taking may be more than what is prescribed. Find a person in her family who can supervise her tablets for now. After marriage, you can supervise. In a bipolar disorder this kind of overdose may become harmful and fatal also.
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I am currently taking rexipra 15 (2 tablets) & mirtaz 15 (1 tablet) at night. Can I also take chamomile tea at bedtime or Will it cause undesirable interactions?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am currently taking rexipra 15 (2 tablets) & mirtaz 15 (1 tablet) at night. Can I also take chamomile tea at bedtim...
Dear lybrate-user, The interaction will not be fatal or dangerous. It is undesirable since you may need more dose to counteract the side-effect (alertness) of theophylline in tea. For the effect of lifting depression, you may need less dose of antidepressant. These are theoretical - practically please observe and report to your psychiatrist. She/he will adjust the dose.
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I want to stop smoking habit I smoke 3-4 cigarettes a day. I tried nicotex chewing gum but, it doesn't helped me more. I think my sexual life is hampering because of it. And, i also drink 60 to 80 ml alcohol a day. Please suggest me. How can I stop smoking and improve my sexual life? And is there any effect of drinking also.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Congratulations for deciding to quit smoking and alcohol. Nicotex is only a replacement for withdrawal symptoms of cigarettes, like headache, irritability, memory lapses, less concentration, increased appetite, etc. If you don't have any withdrawal symptoms, there is no need to use nicotex. Please continue to motivate yourself on giving up smoking at least for 12 -24 weeks. Then the craving will reduce. Even now, you can observe the craving going away like a passing cloud. Wait for it without smoking. Both alcohol and nicotine affect sex life. It is better to stop both and start enjoying sex life. There can be other causes for sexual dysfunction. You can consult a psychiatrist or sexologist for diagnosis and treatment. All the best.
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I think so I am having stress. Need psychotherapy. Many life issues. Not completely happy or satisfied.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I think so I am having stress. Need psychotherapy. Many life issues. Not completely happy or satisfied.
Dear Swarnima, Please don't take too much stress. All the life issues can be broken into many small issues with psychotherapy. Then you will learn how to manage the stresses of life. Be happy and satisfied.
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My 20 year old child felt that she was not feeling normal and visited her university counsellor and was diagnosed depression last year .My child after searching the internet feels that she might have borderline personality disorder and her councillor also felt the possibility. And advices her to get it checked from a doc. Is this disorder treatable with counselling or she will need medicine. Should I take her to a psychiatrist or a counsellor. In my city most of the famous psychiatrist have a reputation of only prescribing medicine and ignoring counselling. I cannot find a CBT here who is the next best specialist to consult.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My 20 year old child felt that she was not feeling normal and visited her university counsellor and was diagnosed dep...
Dear lybrate-user, It is nice of you to treat your daughter properly. Borderline personality disorder predisposes your daughter for depression. Both of them can be in the same person. Your daughter is still only 20 years and her personality is still forming. Now, you have to see that her depression does not affect her studies or future. Any psychiatrist will treat her with antidepressant/mood stabilizer tablets with whatever counselling is required for the treatment of depression. Later if needed, you can send her to a clinical psychologist for therapy of borderline personality disorder. The university counselor or online counselors can also help.
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Sir, My sex power get lower due psychiatric drugs taken for OCD now I Quit the drugs and now problem is reduce .How many time will it get to completely resolve the problem. I had taken it for 8 years of low dose.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Suresh, Not all OCD drugs cause sexual problems. Each drug has its own half life (a term doctors use for the drug to get out of body). Some tablets come as extended release or long acting. Unless you tell the drug, i may not be able to give any information.
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My mom is under medication with protein, stalopam plus and clonotril since last 7 years and now she is not well ie; I am gonna to consult a doctor which one is suitable a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Pls guide me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My mom is under medication with protein, stalopam plus and clonotril since last 7 years and now she is not well ie; I...
Dear lybrate-user, It is nice of you to help your mom when she is not well. It is better that she goes back to the same psychiatrist who prescribed these drugs for the last 7 years. He would have assessed the dose, the effect's limit and side effects. Your mother also got relief and confidence with these drugs. I don't know what she is suffering from now. During menopause, the depression and its treatment needs a change. At times a gynaecologist also need to be consulted. However you take her to a psychiatrist nearby, so that she can visit her/him frequently to adjust the dose.
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How to treat OCD naturally without medicine. I can't take medicine because of fear. My problem is serious. I can't do things alone always need someone around to observe me whether I am doing things Right or wrong.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, If OCD is serious, it is better both drugs and therapy is combined. Fear is one of the symptoms of OCD. Not only for medicines but also for many other things. She is young and it is not possible always someone to supervise her. Not only she may have doubt, sh may have the fear of doing things wrong. Let her start therapy with exposure and response prevention. Later during therapy, she will be convinced of medicines, if necessary.
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