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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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Education
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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Split Personality Disorder - Symptoms And Causes

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Split Personality Disorder - Symptoms And Causes

Previously known as multiple personality disorder or simply split personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder is a very serious and unpleasant form of dissociation. It is based on the lack of connection, or rather a discontinuity in thought, action, feeling, memory or even a misplaced sense of identity. It is usually considered to be a result of severe traumatic experiences in early childhood, varying from extremely physical to repeated emotional or sexual abuse. It is thought to be a self-defense mechanism where the person dissociates himself from any such experience or situation that would deem to be harmful to his or her conscious self. It is, however, not to be confused with schizophrenia.

Symptoms

There are innumerable indicators that point towards dissociative identity disorder. Some of them include:

  1. Severe depression
  2. Sleeping problems such as insomnia or sleep apnea
  3. Alcohol or drug abuse
  4. Anxiety attacks and phobias
  5. Suicidal tendencies
  6. Abnormal rituals and compulsions
  7. Visual or auditory hallucinations
  8. Self-persecution and self-sabotage tendencies
  9. Time-loss and amnesia
  10. Mood swings
  11. Headaches and migraines
  12. Inability to remember important personal information
  13. 'Switching' of identities

Causes

The main causes of split personality disorder are unfortunately still unclear and vague, although 99% of persons who suffer from this disorder have a severe traumatic history or background. The causes need not be physical or sexual abuse. It could also stem from emotional abuse like insistent neglect. Studies have also showed that children may become dissociative, if their parents are either too strict or unpredictable.

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Last someday I noticed my angriness so effective, any minor problem or any discussion which I dnt like, make me so anger. What I do?

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. 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. I suggest anger management therapy. Take care.
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I am 23 years old boy having problem in stomach. I used to drink a lot and smoke also. Is the health problem causes by the drink? And what is the cure?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Panchkula
I am 23 years old boy having problem in stomach. I used to drink a lot and smoke also. Is the health problem causes b...
Hello. Drinking alcohol and smoking can lead to many health problems, including that of stomach. A more detailed assessment is required to know about your problem and cure can be given only after understand your problem fully. So kindly see a physician soon.
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Feeling stressed due to exam and also getting fever at regular interval. Sometimes I also got brain spasm followed by regular vomit.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Feeling stressed due to exam and also getting fever at regular interval. Sometimes I also got brain spasm followed by...
Hello, relax! * exam is the gateway of your progress and golden career, you should b confident to get rid of examination- fobea *go for meditation for 30 mnts to reduce your stress to b confident to over come fear of examination and other sorts of mental disorder, if any. * ensure, 6 hrs sleep in the night. * take, easily digestible diet. *homoeo-care** @ aconite nap 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day report after 4 days. Stay -fit and fine all d best.
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Whenever I read anything, it stays in my mind for a long time and has an impact, please suggest.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
It is good you have a good memory. But dont allow it to waste your time away by ruminating on the facts.
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Dear sir/madam,I am having 16 year old daughter, studying in 11th standard, distracted by his goal, using her mobile for chat with her friends 4 to 5 hours in a day. I tried so many time to cure this but I fail. I don't know what to do. Please suggest what I do for her so she will understand me.

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, addiction to mobile chatting or using facebook and whatsup has become a peril of the society now a days. They need to realize the problems of that habbit and somebody other than family members should tell her and advise her. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I think she need mobile based counseling. I am happy to help you. Take care.
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Body Ache? Here's What You Must Know about Body Pain

FPM, DNB, DA, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Gurgaon
Body Ache? Here's What You Must Know about Body Pain

What you must know about body ache

Affecting your entire body, body ache is usually an indicator of a condition that requires your attention for the pain to stop or a reaction of your body's immune system to an infection. Understanding the symptoms and the cause of the pain is the first step towards getting the right treatment for your problem.
 

The causes of body ache can be any one of these:

  •   an increase in your body's lactic acid as a result of overused muscles (that you normally experience when you perform strenuous exercises) leads to body aches that are not severe but temporary in nature.
  •   temporary body aches can also occur if you suffer from flu caused by the influenza virus and other medical conditions like fever and viral infections, among others.
  •   a cause of body aches can be the presence of a serious condition such as Lyme disease or pneumonia that brings about major infection affecting your entire body.
  •   inflammation of body cells or damage to your body's nervous system in the form of chronic ailments like autoimmune diseases and psychiatric problems can also cause pains and aches to develop all over the body.

What can you do to manage it?

There are simple ways that you can employ to relieve your body aches based on the root cause and these are:

  •   if the cause of your body ache is the flu, the best way to alleviate your condition is to take a hot bath. The hot water works by eliminating the body pains you may be suffering from. Even a gentle massage can soothe the ache affecting your entire body.
  •   for body aches that are caused due to overused muscle, you need to apply ice packs for 2-3 weeks on the affected area to bring down the inflammation. Even the application of a heating pad can help in relieving body aches brought on by muscle soreness.
  •   shoulder and neck pains can be easily prevented by performing simple exercises from time to time such as shoulder shrugs or head turns. Also, the practice of using wrist and forearm rests can reduce your chances of getting shoulder and neck aches.
  •   reducing your stress levels can also help in effectively lowering the instances of body ache. From sleeping on time to meditating for about 20 minutes a day can help in lowering stress.

In case, you do not get relief from any of the suggested ways, you need to consult a qualified doctor who will guide you on the right treatment course.

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Hello, I am a student and I am an alcohol addict I just want to ask that how much amount of alcohol I have to take so that it doesn't affect my health. I can not stop it totally but just trying to Control my addiction. Your comments will appreciated,

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, it's more essential to quit alcoholism to save your life & hope of your near and dears to save the hard earned money of your parients, spent upon you. Please, don't calculate the volume of death. Follow the under noted tips to over come alcoholism, else your liver will badly b damaged, threatening your life. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism. Go for meditation, yoga to reduce your stress to feed your liver, lungs and heart to b a strong person to quit this injurious habit. Your diet be, simple, healthy, easily digestible on time. Tk, homoeo medicines, gentle in use, rapid in action with no side effect. @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. @ acid sulphuric 30-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. Over all, it is you only, who can rescue yourself from deathly silence. Stay aware & strong, golden days are ahead.
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My age is 30. I am suffering from nightmares from last 3 years. They are very stressful. Most of the time based on my daily life. I can't enjoy my sleep. When I wake up in morning around 6: 00 am I realize that whole night I watch only dreams. Not a single day pass without dreams. Is there any way by which I can get rid off them.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
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My age is 30. I am suffering from nightmares from last 3 years. They are very stressful. Most of the time based on my...
Dear Lybrate user The unresolved conflicts desires negative experiences fear etc. Are responsible for nightmares. Stress also plays and important role in it. Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy will work great and this and will show good results in less time. You can also try psychotherapy and/or counseling. For more information contact me. Take care. Good luck.
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My mind get hurts very quickly even with a small situation or with a single word from anyone. So it turns my mind to a big sadness and then my mind develops revenge to them. And also I am always thinking what others think about me. Others are observing me what I am doing. So always I am afraid to do anything in front of others. If any mistake occur my mind get depressed. So how can I get out of this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychologist, Faridabad
My mind get hurts very quickly even with a small situation or with a single word from anyone. So it turns my mind to ...
It is suggested to meet a psychiatrist for above symptoms. Incase the psychiatrist prescribe medicines, same can help in reducing the symptoms mentioned by you. Also consult a clinical psychologist to learn new ways of coping with stress and problems.
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