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Dr. L. Ravi Shankar  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. L. Ravi Shankar

MBBS, DPM

Psychiatrist, Chennai

30 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. L. Ravi Shankar MBBS, DPM Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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; a......more
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. L. Ravi Shankar is a popular Psychiatrist in Madipakkam, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 30 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has completed MBBS, DPM . You can consult Dr. L. Ravi Shankar at R S Home For Disabled in Madipakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. L. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras University - 1988
DPM - Madras University - 1992
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I am having depression for few months, and now I feel drowsy after prolonged medication, what should I do?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I  am having depression for few months, and now I feel drowsy after prolonged medication, what should I do?
Olanzepine is not used for depression. Kindly check your diagnosis with your psychiatrist. Even otherwise there are non sedating antidepressants which you can use if indicated.
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I can't sleep early. At the night if you try to. To go for sleep bt I can't. And when me get up in the morning my. Total body r suffering. So pain ful. What I do pls help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I can't sleep early. At the night if you try to. To go for sleep bt I can't. And when me get up in the morning my. To...
1. You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2. You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3. Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5. Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6. Take light dinner. 7. Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time. Have a glass of warm milk at bed time. 8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner. Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10. Don’t sleep in day time 11. Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and keeping to my self all the time?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and keeping to my self all the time?
Hello. When someone very close to us leaves us, it pains internally a lot. I feel sorry for that. But you need to move ahead in life, so take nat mur 200 1 dose now and 2nd dose tomorrow. This will change your mind and depressed feeling within a week. Still further if you have any query, then please let me know. Take care.
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I am suffering from epilepsy from 15 years and taking encorate 500mg, 300mg what do you sugest.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
If you are stable on Encorate chrono and not having fits, you can continue with same medicines. If you still have fits regularly you need to get a consultation to decide the right combination of medicines for you
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Dr, From some last few days, I am feeling depressed without any reason. What is my problem? How can I avoid it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dr, From some last few days, I am feeling depressed without any reason. What is my problem? How can I avoid it.
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches General medical conditions and substances causing depression also needs to be ruled out. Consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I get angry in some matter s and speak loudly and shout on him who is responsible for that. They are not outsiders they are my won people.

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
Dear, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Please post a private question with all the details and I shall help you with those tips and tricks. Take care.
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Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD) - Ways It Can Be Treated!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD) - Ways It Can Be Treated!

Don’t like social gatherings? Have you always been the one who avoids family get together? If your answer is affirmative, then you are probably suffering from Avoidant personality disorder (APD).  Avoidant personality disorder is a psychological condition wherein, one feels extremely shy. Becoming overly sensitive to rejection and developing feelings of inadequacy are common signs of this disorder. This disorder can lead to problems in your work life and relationships. 

Symptoms
With APD, the commonly surfacing symptoms would include disapproval and disregard of situations and people, rejection and embarrassment. It generally gets very difficult for the one to get acquainted with new people and form intimate relationships. One generally ends up misinterpreting people’s comments and criticism thus, feeling angry and frustrated all the more. 

Causes
The exact cause of APD has not been established yet. It is believed that environmental and genetic factors play a role in this disorder. People who are inherently shy and reserved are usually prone to developing this psychological anomaly. 

How do you treat APD?
In order to treat APD, you can opt for the following modes of treatment:

  1. PsychotherapyCognitive behavioral therapy is a treatment option for APD wherein, the doctor counsels on how to change one’s thinking patterns and thought process, thus, influencing his/her actions.
  2. Psychodynamic psychotherapy: Psychodynamic therapy involves you becoming aware of the unconscious thoughts. It helps you figure out how your past experiences frame your behavior. Your past emotional pains can be resolved with this technique so that you can move ahead with your life. 
  3. Medications: Anti-depressant medications used to treat depression and anxiety can be used to treat APD.

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Suffering from bipolar mood disorder from 5 yrs. Treatment is on but till full of angry. Extreme anger and irritability. Is there any treatment without side effects and strictly without dizziness drowsiness sleepiness. Please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Suffering from bipolar mood disorder from 5 yrs. Treatment is on but till full of angry. Extreme anger and irritabili...
Bipolar is fed by anger. It is time you went for psychotherapy along with the medication. The medication will always have side-effects, which cannot be avoided. It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the medication prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor.
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I am feeling really very low in life, my friends don't respect me, I am not good at studies, my confidence has been lowered to such a lvl that I am not able to pick it up. I have only 3-4 friends and they too do not value me, they do not respect me, I am lonely year with failures around me do not know what to do. Please help me if you could.

MBBS, Diploma in Cardiology, DTM&H(Diploma Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, PGD PPHC(Post graduate diploma in Preventive and promotive health care
General Physician, Kolkata
I am feeling really very low in life, my friends don't respect me, I am not good at studies, my confidence has been l...
Hi lybrate-user I think you r suffering from depression. There r lots of people who r very poor in studies but became successful person in life. So don't mind. Have self confidence do something other than studies where you can prosper.
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I have depression problem because of my personal problems what can I do for recover.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jalandhar
I have depression problem because of my personal problems what can I do for recover.
U should first discuss your personal problem, otherwise won't b benefitted. You may need counselling as well as medications.
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