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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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My son is suffering from Autism, can it be cured and what therapies will be needed and where are the best therapies centres.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
There is no cure for autism; however, with appropriate treatment and education, many children with autism spectrum disorders can learn and develop. Early intervention often can reduce challenges associated with autism, lessen disruptive behavior, and provide some degree of independence.
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I take quetiapine 275 mg psychiatric drug using 5 years first starting treatment my BP is 120 /80 mg but dose increase dosage to 275 mg my BP is increased this drug 170 m80 why this drug increased BP how to solve the problems.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I take quetiapine 275 mg psychiatric drug using 5 years first starting treatment my BP is 120 /80 mg but dose increas...
Quetiapine does not cause hypertension. BP fluctuates in a day and not a single value. So consult your psychiatrist and get the needful assessment done. All the best.
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Dear Sir, I have a fear for a sign/writing in front of others, if no body with me, I will write correctly, other wise my hand will be shake and also not sign properly. Please give the solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Sir,
I have a fear for a sign/writing in front of others, if no body with me, I will write correctly, other wise...
I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar and pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months and increase your self confidence and concentration
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Sir I am 27 year old male and I have lot of problem while talking with anyone. I am facing and struggling with this problem since many years and now think of taking permanent medication for it. Although with few closed friends I can talk freely and very comfortably, but with rest others, it always troubles me. I have this problem even with few of my relatives as well and eye contact is very difficult part for me during communication. On phones & mobiles my communication with similar people are very good and fruitful. Please provide a reason and solution for this problem.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Sir I am 27 year old male and I have lot of problem while talking with anyone. I am facing and struggling with this p...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. Mix 3 drops of Aspen+ 3 drops of Mimulus Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online. These flower remedies are available in Homoeopathy pharmacy.
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I opted for b.pharm course and now I am in my 4th year. But now I am feeling fed up of my life. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. I was a good student. But now I am feeling very low. What should I do to stay positive all the time? What exercise should I do so that I can get rid of all the negativity of my life? What should I do? I am very confused all the time. Recently I fell ill from dengue. My whole life has got messed.

B.Sc (Bio), DMS (Cal), CMS , FWT, PET, DMLT (Cal), SBHM, Vacc,
Homeopath, Kolkata
During your suffering you take that medicine. This treatment is the palietive, in Homoeopathy philosophy any kind of skin disease suppressed by the applications in secondary action may be created mental syndromes so you follow my prescription. 1) Sulphur - 200. In no 30 globules. To be taken four globules once in a week before food for one month and wait for one month and report me the result for next medicine or advise.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - How to Get It Treated?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Ranchi
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - How to Get It Treated?

One of the researches that have come out a few years back suggested that almost every individual has an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to an extent. The trouble starts when this anxiety disorder breaches out of control and damages his/her social well-being. What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)? Let us have a look at it in detail.

What is obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type anxiety disorder, where people have a recurring feeling to do an activity with unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions). The recurring feeling can drive them to do the activity repetitively (compulsions). The repetitive behaviors can include simple tasks like hand washing, checking and rechecking things, Cleanliness and hygiene. They have a potential to interfere with a person’s social interactions and his general well being. Our human mindset is made up of thoughts for which an equal action occurs.

For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), these ideas continue to dominate them to do the same thing again repeatedly and not doing them causes great distress and agony to them. Most of the people with OCD can recognize that they have the condition, but the imbalances make them unable to stop the occurrences. They usually start at an early stage and continue into adulthood where the condition dominates at its peak. For most of them, an OCD can exist as just a random thought - often disturbing, and they would be helpless in most cases to have a control over it. Some of the examples of the compositions include cleaning, hygiene, Checking and re-checking, arranging and mental compulsions.


Treatment for OCD:
So now since it is established that it is an imbalance of the brain let us look at the treatment possibilities. One of the treatments is the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy under the Psychiatry Branch. The therapy is an exposure type of treatment where the patients are exposed to the situations where they have basically no control of. Through this exposure and in medically contained environments, patients can identify that they can control and monitor their anxiety and depression levels without having to do the repetitive behavior. It can be a bit challenging for the cases that involve mental illusions as they cannot be recreated, but they can be effectively curbed when channeled through alternative means. Also, medications and anxiety reducing drugs along with the psychiatric therapy can help to a great extent in the treatment. Relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, and massages also help in having greater control of the disease.

Having a healthy lifestyle and having a general awareness of the warning signs and what do to when the indications occur can go a long way in the betterment of the life. It is a slow treatment process and requires a lot of patience for the therapy to be successful. Having patience in a way contributes towards the well-being of the person indirectly. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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Sometimes my brain does not work. I face problem in working effectively. What should I do?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
There are some medicines like ashwagandha, gingko biloba who are best in increasing concentration. Take them in proper advise.
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I am losing my memory within 10 or 15 minutes if I remembered it 3or more times it will be in my memory otherwise I can't recall it wat can I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily ALPHA TS ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 15 days. Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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