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Dr. Ananthi Ragupathy  - Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Ananthi Ragupathy

Masters in counselling and psychotherapy, MS Psychology

Psychologist, Chennai

13 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Ananthi Ragupathy is a trusted Psychologist in Karapakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Happy Motherhood in Karapakkam, Chennai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ananthi Ragupathy on has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 39 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


Masters in counselling and psychotherapy - IPMS, MUmbai - 2005
MS Psychology - IPMS, MUmbai - 2008
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I am 20 years old. I Feel extremely restless and lot of anxiety. Is there any need of going to a psychytrist

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is better to consult a psychiatrist which will help to reduce the symptoms. Meanwhile you should go for counseling also which will help to solve your root cause problem. Few relaxation techniques, yoga, positive affirmations etc will help you to come out of these for ever.
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Depression During Pregnancy - Symptoms That You Must Know!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO
Gynaecologist, Muzaffarpur
Depression During Pregnancy - Symptoms That You Must Know!

Pregnancy is that wonderful and beautiful phase that most women rejoice about. However, many may find it hard to believe that pregnancy can bring with it a condition known as ‘antenatal depression’. This is a common condition in expecting mothers and should not be ignored.

Depression during pregnancy like regular depression is a clinical condition and requires further investigation and management. Pregnancy is related to the female hormones and therefore, mood swings are common (as during PMS and menopause). However, depressed pregnant women would typically have the following associated symptoms too.

  1. Altered eating habits

  2. Altered sleeping patterns (too much or too less)

  3. Loss of attention/ability to focus

  4. Losing interest in activities which usually interest the person

  5. Feeling very anxious

  6. Constant feeling of sadness

  7. Uncertainty about the future

  8. Feeling of worthlessness

  9. Suicidal tendencies

It has been noted about 25% of women can get depressed during pregnancy for varying periods of time. Some potential reasons for this are as below.

  1. Strained relationships: One of the most important factors for a healthy pregnancy is a happy relationship, not just with the partner, but with immediate and close family members with whom there is a high level of regular interaction.

  2. Work stress: For working women, a stressful office environment could take a toll on their moods.

  3. Previous miscarriages: This can cause anxiety and depression about possible repeat incident.

  4. Potential complications: If the periodic examinations showed up possibility for complications in pregnancy, the chance of depression in the mother increase.

How it affects pregnancy?

A depressed mother would not be able to care for herself and  therefore, the baby may not get adequate nutrition for its development. Additionally, the potential for nicotine and alcohol abuse increases, which also negatively impacts the baby’s growth. There could be low birth weight, premature birth and developmental delays after birth.

How it can be managed?

While the hormonal changes during pregnancy causes mood swings, diagnosing if it is depression is important. A consultation with a psychiatrist may be required for some women.

Some of the options available for treatment include support groups, individual counseling, and medications.

  1. It is important to understand that this is a common condition and you are not the only one going through this. Talking to other women who feel depressed can help in mood uplifting of all involved.

  2. If you are too shy about it, individual counseling could be the next best thing.

  3. Stress management including light exercise, music, meditation, rest, diet, and support from close friends and family are highly recommended.

  4. Since most antidepressants would reach the baby, it is advisable to avoid these less you need them as a last resort.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello doctors, i'm late night worker but i've been with a panic situation recently so now my anxiety starts at night. My question is which over the counter sleeping pill should trigger good sleep?

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello doctors, i'm late night worker but i've been with a panic situation recently so now my anxiety starts at night....
Dear user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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In. My real life. There r not. Such financial. problem. Many. Friends. relatives. My parents. All. In. My. Life. Loves me. But. I.Don not. Get. Such type of love which. I.Want. From my childhood. I.Am. Different. From. Others. My thinking. Choice. Does not match with someone. I.Feel much depression from my. Childhood. I.Hope. Many things. From different. Person but this is not fulfil. And again. I.Fall into depress. When. I.Get. Little. Care. Love. From outside. I.mentally attach. With. Them. And fall into. Love. Day by. Day. I.Become. Mentally. Weak. How. I.Can. Make. Me. Strong. Emotionless. Thn. No one can not hurt me. I.Know. There r lots of sad in the earth. But. I.Break. Every moment. For little cause. And. I.Fall. Into. Sad. I.Want to do many work for all. In the earth. But. I.Am. Very weak mentality. Pls help. Me.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
In. My real life. There r not. Such financial. problem. Many. Friends. relatives. My parents. All. In. My. Life. Love...
Lybrate-user - you have to realise that not everyone can and will think like you. If you are basing your happiness on what people do according to your wish, then i'm sorry you will be sad always. The key to happiness is - set goals for yourself - do what you can do to the best of your capacity and cherish your achievements. It is good to have a different thinking and choice, but you can not impose your thinking on others. All of us want to be loved by others, but unless you love yourself and love others, it is unlikely people will appreciate what you do. Make a list of all that you want to do - write them on a paper. Pick up something that is easiest for you to do- most achievable, then go on to the next. This will help make you a strong person.
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I am a lady 60 years of age and have a history of diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, and osteoporosis. Current sugar levels revolve around 240 and am taking insulin about 50 units a day. From the past two days I have a feeling of weakness and anxiety just as one would feel before taking a school exam. Blood pressure is keeping normal and I generally feel okay with the sugars revolving around the current levels. I feel as if there is a burden and a tension in mind but cannot figure out the specifics of that but the nervousness and the anxiety remain. Please advise any remedies, medicines, etc.

MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Master of Arts In Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I am a lady 60 years of age and have a history of diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, and osteoporosis. Current sugar level...
Hi madam, do not worry. First you have got to learn to relax. As you are having all this problem that is the main reason for you tension, anxiety and nervousness. You need some relaxation therapy along with counselling. This is one reason and there might be some other reasons as well. First, I want to know you better so that I could help you better. If you want to undergo treatment, get back to me so that I could help you. Do not stop taking medications continue. Medications will control sugar level, thyroid and many more. In the meantime I want to attend yoga or meditation. Do some relaxation. Do not worry. Get back to me for further assistance regarding the same. Take care,
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I have a doubt please. Sir/mam .can you solve it? As I am suffering from mental illness psychosis, anxiety, depression etc. I want to ask why can not we take combination of medicines? I mean why can not we take allopathic and homeopathic medicine together. Because I think combination will be more effective. Or we have to go just one way.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I have a doubt please. Sir/mam .can you solve it?
As I am suffering from mental illness psychosis, anxiety, depressio...
Hello Your question is quite relevant. The problem with mixing pathies is often that there is little knowledge about possible drug drug interaction. Which means no studies have been done which study the possible side effects or even good effects of combining the two pathies. In such a case if any side effect were to occur, it would be difficult to know the possible medication responsible. May I recommend you to put faith in one first and also undergo a proper evaluation from an experienced psychiatrist. Good luck.
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Hello sir/madam I have been addicted to smoking and I want to leave it but I can't so, please give me a better suggestion to save my life.

B.H.M.S., Homoeoapthy, C.S.D Skin Disease ( Dermatology), Child Health (Pediatric) CCH
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Hi lybrate-user Good evening There are some medicines which can help you to quit this. You can also visit rehabilitation Centre. I would suggest you to go for homeopathic medicines as this is safe and effective. It will help you to quit smoking.
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How to perform good in boards examination of class 12th standard . i am not able to concentrate ?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Loss of memory, Lack of concentration, aversion to study, cause due to stress, pressure of work, malnutrition ,insomnia. ●Tk homoeo medicine: @ Anacardium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice .* Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,spinach, milk,almonds, walnuts,papaya. ●*Go for meditation to reduce stress and to nourish your brain to restore concentration to your subjects. ●Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb neutrients, protein, vitamins to nourish your body. *Your diet should b easily digestible on small intervals. *ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d  night. *Avoid, junk food, nicotine ,alcohol, late sitting on computer in d night. Report, wkly, > Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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How To Deal With Stubborn Or Obstinate Children?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How To Deal With Stubborn Or Obstinate Children?

While children can light up your life with joy and laughter, sometimes they can appear to be monsters with their temper tantrums and their stubbornness. Stubborn or obstinate children can be very difficult to deal with and could end up disrupting your life as well. However, there are a few techniques that mental health professionals have suggested that can help you deal with your stubborn and obstinate child. These are mentioned here briefly –

  1. Hear Them Out: It’s often the case that children tend to be stubborn or obstinate and start screaming when they think they weren’t heard. This makes them feel helpless and thus forces them to bottle up and then take out their frustration by either not doing what you are telling them to do or doing exactly the opposite of that. The best treatment in this scenario is to hear them out and patiently try to resolve their problems.

  2. Ensure They Follow Your Example: If one or both of the parents are extremely stubborn, then this would translate into a stubborn kid as well. Doctors have said that obstinacy is often in the genes. Also, environmental influence is a big deal for them as well. Ensure that you are flexible enough with your partner and the child picks up on it.

  3. Teaching Kids About Give And Take: This is a very important lesson in life as it teaches kids to choose priorities. If you teach your kid to always give, then it sends a message that putting themselves second is the best option. However, if he or she is always fighting to take first priority, it may lead to too many conflicts later. Thus it is best to teach them that it is okay to fight for what is yours but also let others have their way sometimes. This attitude will help them develop a balanced attitude and lessen their obstinacy.

  4. Give Them The Illusion Of Choice: Children are very malleable when it comes to their minds and you can use this trick to do certain things that make them appear they have some control when they actually may not. For example, if they are unwilling to go to sleep, you can say that you cannot make them sleep, but they have to stay in bed. Your child would then automatically fall asleep after some time due to boredom which would end up serving your purpose.

  5. Use Scolding Or The Parent Card As A Last Resort: If any of the techniques mentioned don’t work, then you can scold or warn your kid with consequences which may result in capitulation. For example, if your child is not willing to come back and study, then try and stop them from whatever they were doing and make them sit with their books. This lets them know that certain areas you will absolutely not compromise on and they will understand the limits better. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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