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Dr. Radha Shankar  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Radha Shankar

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Chennai

41 Years Experience  ·  500 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; 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. Radha Shankar is a popular Psychiatrist in Adyar, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 41 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. She studied and completed MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine . She is currently practising at Dr. Radha Shankar@Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Radha Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - University of Madras - 1977
MD - Psychiatry - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1982
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1985
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I want to die. I self harm. I feel very low and ignored. I can not sleep properly nor do I eat properly.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are definitely depressed and it is an anger related depression. You need to immediately meet with a counselor and a doctor. Due to your young age, ti is likely that the cause of this anger may be from early childhood and it is good to visit the counselor along with your parents. Whatever the reason your life is too precious and must be protected at all cost. Because of the depression, it will feel very bad for yu to want to end your life but it is very futile and the reason will be very silly too. If you talk to someone even for a brief moment you will save your life during those times. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am depressed because my friends always teases me .earlier I use to attend party among our friends bt now I don't do so .what should I do to overcome from it.

BDS, Certification In Hypnotherapy, Certification In N.L.P, Certification In Gene & Behavior, Psychology At Work
Psychologist, Delhi
I am depressed because my friends always teases me .earlier I use to attend party among our friends bt now I don't do...
It is upto you , to take or not to take the negative opinions or comments of others. You may dump it in a dustbin outside your home. Tell them that you dont think that they are describing you..as you know how you are people are free to criticize or tease....but that should not effect your life. Just show them that you do not care abt it and are not affected by it and they will gradually stop!
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I am 20 Year old Female, I usually suffer a lot with my Waist pain where my spinal cord starts during Menstrual Cycle. What should I do?

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am 20 Year old Female, I usually suffer a lot with my Waist pain where my spinal cord starts during Menstrual Cycle...
Consult with a gynecologist. If there is nothing internal than started little exercise to give strength to your body. Take green vegetables in your diet and nothing to worry, it will be all right but take a doctor's consult first. If there is something different in your moods in your menstrual cycle just inform me.
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I am very depressed and sad because of my husband's anger Having headache and not in mood to take food What to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am very depressed and sad because of my husband's anger
Having headache and not in mood to take food
What to do?
This is all just because of stress Richa You should do things which makes you happy And if you have more stress then start writing about the things which makes you sad or angry at one side and on other count your blessings or positive things person memories you have Then Ul feel free.
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5 Common Treatments For Mental Health Issues!

PhD - Psychology, LLB, DM - Child And Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychologist, Chennai
5 Common Treatments For Mental Health Issues!

As most of the economies over the world become industrialized, the quality of life increases, but with it comes a plethora of mental health problems. Especially in a country like India, the rapid industrialization and the expansion of opportunities has seen a rise in the number of people afflicted by mental health disorders. Some of the common mental health issues and their treatment methods are discussed here-

Common Mental Health Issues

  1. Depression – Depression is a very serious issue that affects a significant part of the population. It is not only a public health concern but also a fast spreading problem in the world. Although depression related to stress is on the rise, it could happen due to chemical imbalances within the brain as well.

  2. Anxiety Disorder – While stress and anxiety tend to be a part of your daily life, over time, it could build up and end up being a disorder. Symptoms of frequent panics or anxiety could build up to become anxiety and panic disorders wherein you would be constantly under stress due to external situations such as social anxiety or have panic disorders.

  3. Schizophrenia – This problem is caused within the brain due to neurochemical issues and causes paranoia, hallucinations, frightfulness and distorted thought patterns. This is a major psychiatric disorder and requires extensive treatment.

  4. Eating Disorders These disorders are marked by problems of eating which in turn affect your health adversely. These disorders are caused by mental issues and are primarily of three types; Binge eating disorder, anorexia (obsession over what one’s eats) and Bulimia (binge eating and then purging to avoid putting on weight).

  5. Bipolar Disorder – A very common mental disorder, this mental problem entails uncontrollable mood swings from happy (at times, euphoric) to sad in a short span of time or alternating phases of feeling ecstatic and often exhibiting reckless behavior to being severely depressed. This is a serious issue and can even result in suicidal tendencies.

  6. Substance Abuse and Addiction Problems – Another effect of stress is the increasing dependence on drugs and alcohol which in turn becomes a pattern and thus may cause problems in your life as you start using these substances to escape reality.

Common Mental Health Treatments-

Many people diagnosed with mental illness achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatment. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can choose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best. Do consult a doctor before choosing one-

  1. Psychotherapy – The treatment of mental problems provided by a mental health counselor through dedicated sessions over a period of time is one of the most effective ways of countering problems. Psychotherapy explores thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and seeks to improve an individual’s well-being. Psychotherapy paired with medication is the most effective way to promote recovery.  

  2. Medication – This is the most common form of therapy that aims to reduce the chemical imbalances within the brain, either through oral pills or through injections.

  3. Support Groups – This is especially good as getting to talk to similar people and sharing experiences with them help in reducing the isolation, thus helping them vent out repressed emotions and connect with like -minded people.

  4. Residential Treatments – Effective in cases of drug or other forms of addiction as well as problems which require conditioning, hospitals and other residential treatment facilities such as a rehab center are used extensively to treat these along with other problems.

  5. Treatment through stimulation of the brain – There are many newer treatments which are proving to be effective by stimulating the neurotransmitters that help correcting imbalances within the brain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist and ask a free question.
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Stage fear is very high that distroid my life, wht should I do for clearing issue ?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Stage fear is one of the top most fears in the world. The main reason is that people are worried about what the audience will think about them. Well, everyone makes a mistake on the stage and people are usually very tolerant of this. Also you know your content best. The audience doesn't know it. So even if you make a mistake, be prepared to apologise genuinely or cover it up effortlessly. If you have any queries about this please contact me on private chat.
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If I get nervous or tension automatically my body gets shivering. How should I control shivering.

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
If I get nervous or tension automatically my body gets shivering. How should I control shivering.
Dear Lybrate 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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I am suffering from anxiety and ocd. Had medicine for 23 months.Still not everything all right. Suggest

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 , Anxiety and OCD are mental disorders and not mental diseases. Medicines alone cannot cure mental disorders. Mental disorders need brain re-programming. Psychotherapy, meditation, change in lifestyle etc help you achieve brain reprogramming. Give me more details about your anxiety and OCD. Be as detailed as possible. Take care.
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I am 21 year old. And my memory lose always. Is memory loss always a part of aging? How much loss is considered normal?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, forgate the terminology of memory loss and take, homoeo-medicine= @ anacardium 30-6 pills, thrice a dy @ kali phos 6x-4 tabs, thrice a day. * take, easily digestible diet, * go for meditation for 30 mnts. * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. * take, apples, carrots, banana, almonds, walnuts, report your progress.
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