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Dr. Saranya Devanathan - Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Saranya Devanathan

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MBBS, DPM

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

47 Years Experience ₹500 online
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Dr. Saranya Devanathan 96% (1543 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 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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Myself 29 male suffering from bipolar disorder & taking medication from last six years. I have taken Depakote up to 1000 mg with Oxcarbazepine 600 And also tried Depakote 1000 with qutipin200 But never got satisfactory results for hypomanic symptoms as well as depression. Now I am on lithium 300 twice with lamotrigine 50 at night and feeling very much relaxed due to lithium effectiveness in hypomanic symptoms but since I started taking lithium from last one month I am having problem of constipation and also observed hair fall. Please suggest whether these side effects will go or I should stop talking lithium.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Myself 29 male suffering from bipolar disorder & taking medication from last six years. I have taken Depakote up to 1...
Dear Zeeshan, Nice to know that you feel better with lithium and lamotrigine. Lithium is time tested effective tablet for bipolar disorder, especially for hypomania. Constipation is NOT a side effect of lithium. On the other hand, lithium being a salt causes loose motions in few persons. Find other causes for constipation and settle them continuing lithium. Hair fall is due to Depakote that you have taken before one month. NOT due to lithium. It will settle down by itself. Otherwise you can add Biotin for few weeks.
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I am 46 male with chronic depression over last 24 years, the problem is not depression but severe cognitive problems like very poor short term memory, slow thinking, walking balance problems, slow grasping etc that happened during first episode of Major depression 20 years back. I am currently using 50 mg paroxetine, 300 mg lamictal (helped me a lot) 20 mg buspin to deal with my anxiety and depression to reasonable extent. I used to have excellent n very sharp memory n high degree of confidence before my first major depressive episode, and used to be always topper during my academics. But my sharp memory n fast thinking, confidence levels never returned back even after 24 years of depression treatment. Can anyone suggest add on medication that can effectively improve my short term memory, balance issues while walking, impaired thinking etc. I do puzzles etc n keep myself busy but memory part of my brain is not improving. Pl.suggest medication helps in neuro psychiatry that helps in cognition problems in severe depression cases.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 46 male with chronic depression over last 24 years, the problem is not depression but severe cognitive problems ...
Dear Krishna, i am not sure whether your sharp memory, fast thinking and high degree of confidence were symptoms of hypomania before this major depressive episode. If it is so, let it not come back, because your judgement may become bad during manic episode. It is good that lamictal is helping you a lot. Slowly your doctor may reduce your paroxetine and buspin dose. You may feel better. I would like to assess your cognitive problems before suggesting any medicine.
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Is there any antidepressant that will release anxiety Nd depression Nd control the level of dopamine Nd serotonin in the brain but will not lower the sexual performance Nd desire. Now I am taking the medicine named Rexipra FX 5 which is a combination of flupentixol Nd escitalopram. please suggest a medicine for me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Is there any antidepressant that will release anxiety Nd depression Nd control the level of dopamine Nd serotonin in ...
Only the SSRI group of antidepressants cause sexual problems in few patients. These side effects are temporary. Escitalopram is an SSRI. There are plenty of effective antidepressant that has no sexual side effect. Please discuss with your psychiatrist.
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Hi Sir, My mother is suffering from depression which leads to diarrhoea. She took medicines for both depression and diarrhoea. But after completion of the medicinal course she again has to suffered for same. She became very weak. Diagnosis with IBS and depression. Please help me on it.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi Sir, My mother is suffering from depression which leads to diarrhoea. She took medicines for both depression and d...
Dear Supantha, Both IBS and depression are recurring disorders. So your mother may be asked again to continue with the treatment. Please discuss with your mother's doctor about it.
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Hi Sir, After I had stop smoking, I am feeling something on my neck. In my throat white layers are there. What should I do.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi Sir, After I had stop smoking, I am feeling something on my neck. In my throat white layers are there. What should...
Dear lybrate-user, White layers in the throat may be anything from simple pharyngitis to cancer. It is NOT due to stopping of smoking. It may be due to many cigarettes that you have smoked all these days. Take salt water goggle and if the white layers don't disappear, consult a doctor - preferably an ENT who has mirrors to see inside your throat.
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I am 23 years old suffering from OCD for more than 8 years. Currently my treatment is undergoing at a hospital, Kolkata. My doctor has prescribed me these medicines, Zosert 100 mg, Arzu 10 mg and Voxidep 25 mg which I have been taking for 4 and half months. Although the medicines worked on me greatly, during this period, I unexpectedly gained 12 to 15 kgs weight despite maintaining a proper diet. So, my question to you is that do the medicines cause weight gain?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Zosert, Arzu and Voxidep are NOT known to cause weight gain. There could be some other reason like no anxiety of obsessions, made you eat more. Or it could be, no repetitive actions of compulsions, made you burn less calories. However please do not stop these medicines. Please try diet and exercise regime to reduce weight. You have consult the doctor and if necessary check the thyroid profile.
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Hi Sir, I have depression from 5 years. Can I take cigarettes. Or I will have problems on taking it.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi Sir, I have depression from 5 years. Can I take cigarettes. Or I will have problems on taking it.
Dear Nupur, Cigarettes are not a treatment for depression - not for any other condition also. If you smoke, you will get into more problems apart from depression.
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I'm a chain smoker from last 6 years. Now I want to shun this habit. Please tell me how to forget this thing?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Please try to stop smoking at the earliest. It has many health benefits in the long run. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. Use 2 mg gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day. Use 4 mg gum if you smoke more than 25 cigarettes/day. First 6 weeks, use 1 gum every 1 – 2 hours. Reduce it in week 7 – 9 to one gum every 2 – 4 hours. In week 10 – 12, reduce it further to 1 gum every 4 -8 hours. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will like a passing cloud.
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I'm addict to smoking. I'm not able to quit. I'm losing a lot weight. I'm becoming so thin. I'm looking worst to my self. So many black marks on my face.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Please consult a doctor about loss of weight. There could be many reasons for loss of weight. It needs to be diagnosed and treated early. Please try to stop smoking at the earliest. It has many health benefits in the long run. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. Use 2 mg gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day. Use 4 mg gum if you smoke more than 25 cigarettes/day. First 6 weeks, use 1 gum every 1 – 2 hours. Reduce it in week 7 – 9 to one gum every 2 – 4 hours. In week 10 – 12, reduce it further to 1 gum every 4 -8 hours. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will like a passing cloud.
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I'm smoker from last 6 years. I'm 20 years old. Now I want to forget this thing. I want to completely shun this habit. Please give me some suggestions about how to a avoid this habit.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Please try to stop smoking at the earliest. It has many health benefits in the long run. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. Use 2 mg gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day. Use 4 mg gum if you smoke more than 25 cigarettes/day. First 6 weeks, use 1 gum every 1 – 2 hours. Reduce it in week 7 – 9 to one gum every 2 – 4 hours. In week 10 – 12, reduce it further to 1 gum every 4 -8 hours. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will like a passing cloud.
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