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Dr. Sangita Santhosham is one of the best Psychologists in Egmore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Sangita Santhosham personally at Santosham Chest Hospital in Egmore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sangita Santhosham on Lybrate.com.

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I am feeling better depressed my family keeps on depressing me all the time what can I do where I go pl help me. How to tackle my situation.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
I am feeling better depressed my family keeps on depressing me all the time what can I do where I go pl help me. How ...
Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have more control than you realize - even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. 1.Look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for. 2.Make face-time a priority. 3.Care a pet 4.Do things you enjoy (or used to) 5.Spend some time in nature 6.List what you like about yourself 7.Read a good book 8.Watch a funny movie or TV show 9.Take a long, hot bath 10. Take care of a few small tasks 11. Talk to friends or family face-to-face 12. Listen to music 13. Do something spontaneous If you’ve taken self-help steps and made positive lifestyle changes and still find your depression getting worse, seek Clinical Psychologist.
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For e.g. I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please help me.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
For e.g. I lost somebody close last year
and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the tim...
Prefer keeping yourself is a dangerous thing. Last year this incident happened. But up to that you think about that it is not good thing as per my advise. What is happend that is over. Why we think. If we think he will come back then we think. Nothing come back. Everybody must respect the natural law. Nobody should not excepted from the natural law. So respect the gods order. And follow our regular work schedule. Develop busy schedule. Be friendly with others. Be happy all the time. Best of luck. Best wishes.
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Why anxiety is firstly treated by anti depression medicines instead of available anxiety medicines?

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
Why anxiety is firstly treated by anti depression medicines instead of available anxiety medicines?
Dear lybrate-user. It is not necessary. Psychiatrists approach the patient with different perspective. Some prefer anti-depressive drugs and some anxiety drugs. In fact there are many drugs which can be used for both. Anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured and you can stop the medicines if any. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Take care.
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I am taking anxiety attacks medicines (nerfit, symbal20, clopiz plus-HD) from last two months. I am feeling 90% improvement. How long do I have to take it now? Can I stop taking it anytime?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am taking anxiety attacks medicines (nerfit, symbal20, clopiz plus-HD) from last two months. I am feeling 90% impro...
You need to take medication as per your doctor's recommendation. Do not discontinue, alter, modify or change it in any way. Take it for the prescribed period of time. Premature termination of treatment can lead to relapse or worsening of symptoms. It becomes more difficult to treat after that.
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I am 22 years old and I want to know that why I am so impatient. Whenever I am reading any solution to the problem I feel impatient and restless I just want to finish reading the solution quickly and I behave the same way in many aspects of my life, I want to know why I am restless and impatient in each aspect of the life, I do not know how to manage things means I will open an article on impatience in wikipedia and will just start reading and then I will scroll to the bottom reading the things fast like I do not want to wait, I can hardly control myself, I am aware of this thing but I can not control this thing I feel frustrated ,i am very impatience in my work like reading any wikipedia page ,i soon wanted to get to conclusions I do not know why I get impatient can anyone teach me how to be patient because I can not get my any work done due to my impatience and unable to achieve any skill. Can anyone teach me to think please.

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
I am 22 years old and I want to know that why I am so impatient.
Whenever I am reading any solution to the problem I ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. People feel restless and imparient because of the circumstances. Either busy life style or self made hurried mannerisms. You need to learn to do tasks slowly and steadily. Relaxation therapy could help you. Take care.
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I have suffered from depression for 2 years and sometimes I feel suicidal because im not pleased with myself or think I do not make others around me happy, I really do not want to see a professional about this but what can help?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I have suffered from depression for 2 years and sometimes I feel suicidal because im not pleased with myself or think...
It's good that you are ready to seek help. Consult psychologist / counselor they will be able to help. You after taking a detail history. You may be able to learn few tools. That can help you come out of these. Low feeling ga and self doubts you have. Wishing you very best feel. Free. To. Contact. Me if you need any for the information.
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Pre-marital Counselling - Why is it Necessary?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Pre-marital Counselling - Why is it Necessary?

Marriage is a life-long commitment. Premarital Counseling is a therapy that serves to help couples prepare for their wedlock. It aids in ensuring that you and your partner forge a healthy and a strong relationship in the long run making way for a successful, happy and a satisfying marriage. It also helps you in spotting out the weaknesses early that can later magnify into troubles muddling up your conjugal life. The sessions are usually conducted by licensed and qualified therapists when a couple is considering marriage or are about to get into marriage.

Why is pre-marital counseling at all necessary?

  1. Matching all Aspects: Through this sort of counseling, couples are motivated to initiate conversation pertaining to marriage such as anger management, devoting time for each other, decision-making, family relationships, parenting and children, sex and affection, marital roles, ethics and beliefs, communication and finances.

  2. Communication and Conflict Resolution: Pre-marital Counseling helps partners in improving their ability to communicate with each other, setting sensible marriage goals, as well as skillfully resolving conflicts. In addition to these, premarital counseling also seeks to create a positive attitude for your conjugal life.

  3. Acclimatizing: Remember that you carry your own history, opinions, and values in a relationship and they might vary with your partner who has had an entirely different life with their own and unique experiences. Adjusting to each other as different human beings can be quite a task in itself. Marriage counseling helps in acclimatizing, accepting to the bad and good parts of both the partners.

  4. Becoming a support for each other: Most people rush into marriage to gratify their financial, social, emotional, and sexual needs, but such a mind set is always a gamble. You may hit it off greatly with you partner and then have troubles later on. Clearing out your expectations and bridging the differences prior to marriage would enhance your understanding of each other. This way you can become a source of great support for each other.

  5. Break the pattern: Both or one of you might belong to a divorced or a dysfunctional family where manipulation and fighting was the norm. Premarital Counseling can actually help you to come out of your fear and make peace with your past so that the mistakes of your parents aren’t repeated in your life.

  6. Averting divorce: Owing to the modern lifestyle, the chances of divorce are rising with each passing day. Therefore, early intervention is indeed the need of the hour. Premarital counseling can help you pinpoint areas of major concern and work to resolve them or work around them to avoid issues which may balloon and end up in a worst case scenario for a marriage, which is divorce.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized psychologist and ask a free question.

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I have a daughter who is 9 yes old studying in 4 th standard. She is quite hypersensitive. However I am finding that she is witnessing concentration lapse in her daily studies. For example inspite of knowing arithmetic methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division she commits silly mistakes. Similarly while writing answer in English or hindi there are lot of spelling mistake. She hardly devotes more than 10 minutes in one stretch. Kindly suggest me either in form of medication or otherwise how to improve her concentration.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
This is typical of her age - instead of worrying or scolding her, remain relaxed and ask her to check and recheck her work - as if she is a teacher, who will look for any mistakes. Make her practice in a fun way by using white board, scrabble, monopoly, asking her to write the grocery list etc. If still there is problem, consult a psychologist.
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I am 62 years male. Recently I have developed a phobia of height. When I use lift or stand above certain height like walking on a bridge and roof top and even travelling on a height makes me fear. Having a feeling for fear when think or climbing or travelling on height. What is this? and How it can be cured.

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
I am 62 years male.  Recently I have developed a phobia of height.  When I use lift or stand above certain height lik...
Dear , please don't worry sir. During our life time, we come across many fears and troubles. We, being human beings, are capable to overcome any such problems. Majority of such problems and fears are for short duration. Your present phobia could also be for some days or weeks.
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My mom is so disturb in her life without any reason she has been arguing with anyone without any reason she had been thinking about the things ongoing on regular routine over that she start questioning about why we said like this and that and starts arguing. Eg. If I got some funny massage on my mobile if I shared with her she start arguing why you shared me that is there any wrong or is there any similar thing with me you think am like this thats why you shared this with me. Or else if we are watching some serials on tv such as crime patrol or CID or any other serials so after some times she starts thinking on it and again vl ask why you showed me such stuff you think am I like this the lady in character of serials or somethings like this. I hope you can understand what am trying to say.In short without any rsn she starts fighting with anyone frm last 2 yrs. We are feedup of her and trying to make her calm and quit like the way she was before bt she only says if you have started this so am gaining to end it but we didn't start any thing and if we ask what we have started you know all about it very well don't ask and act smart. Please help me out in this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
My mom is so disturb in her life without any reason she has been arguing with anyone without any reason she had been ...
The best way is to sit and listen to her version of the story. Show her that you really care for her by spending time with her and helping her in her daily chores. Our actions should match our words to convince and win somebody's heart. No one can be perfectly right all the times. May be she is little worried and stressed out. It may have something related to her past experience. Argument is not a practical way to solve any problem. An argument will only create more differences due to the ego getting bruised on either side. It may take some time to win her confidence. Till then it's best to avoid all those things that irritate her even though they may be small things in your views. She may start appreciating your gentle behavior and efforts to respect her sensitivities. Keep the patience and start in a humble way.
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1. Please suggest Simple yoga exercises to relax body and mind at work? 2. Brain exercise for better mental concentration?

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Morning walk is the simplest exercise for relax your mind and body. It gives freshness to you for all day, if you want to do yoga join classes near from you. They will help you to do it in right way. And you can do simple focus on breathing for better concentration.
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I had been in relationship with a girl for 3 years. Now we broke up for some reason. After 15 days I tried to contact her she is telling that she wants to be a free bird, she want to explore and enjoy its seems. I was restricting her from bad things. But she has not understood me. Now she has move on. She hangouts with my enemies and she is more happy. But the problem is that I can't see that I feel guilt and some feeling which is rune my life. I begged to her like dog. That I can't be without her. But she says please get lost. I can't move on. I am stuck. Please help me how to forget her and her memories always come into mind. So please help me. I just wanna be strong like that! Please help me and give me good suggestion s respected sir or madam. I am really not going good.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I had been in relationship with a girl for 3 years. Now we broke up for some reason. After 15 days I tried to contact...
If you had broken up and you are still thinking about her, it only means that you loved this girl very much.If you were not the one to break up with her, then she has played a game and now you have regrets. The clock cannot be turned back again, I suppose. You are pining for her too much and that can be your weakness that she can either exploit or abuse. This means that you might have entered into a symbiosis and her leaving has become life-threatening. That itself might be the reason for the breakup. Girls want a relationship where independence is respected and there is no clingy behavior. You have got to look into this aspect of your personality. Are you becoming too dependent on the girl and therefore demanding, even if it appears that you are protecting her? This is not a welcome feature for a girl to want to maintain this relationship. If she is willfully meeting with your opponents then the message is very clear : she just does not want you! You must therefore develop yourself to become independent and responsible. Maintain respectful distance. There are three important developments in an individual that creates an autonomous personality: intimacy, awareness, and spontaneity. Of these, awareness is of great importance: it will help you know yourself internally and to also make you conscious of other people around you. Such a person is able to meet his needs and that of the other in a balanced manner. You must learn to do this soon. You are still young and have a lot to learn. In fact when you enter college, you will meet many girls and will interact with them. If you resolve the symbiosis, you will do really well. Meet with a counselor and describe your longings, needs and wants, openly. Take your parents along and let them describe your entire life till now and the counselor will get an understanding of your plight. Remove everything that is a reminder of this girl and start working on your development. Demonstrate how you will look after yourself and work on doing that. Learn independence skills and do a personality development course too. You are still so young that when this relationship started you were only 15 years: too young to get serious with any one. And never get serious with anyone unless all the compatibility issues and the adjustability is really well understood and established.
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I am 24 years old man and just getting to much of tension and stress and this this isn't allowing me to sleep comfortably. Please give me some opinion.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 24 years old man and just getting to much of tension and stress and this this isn't allowing me to sleep comfort...
I don’t know if you are fully aware: you have mentioned that you are suffering from tension and stress, which in itself can disturb your sleep. Instead of worrying too much about causes, why don’t you implement some of my suggestions, because they work effectively. The lack of sleep, i.e. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I lost somebody in the last year and since then I am depressed myself so please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody in the last year and since then I am depressed myself so please help me.
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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What is the effect of moderate alcohol on body and which is the second most common organ effected by alcohol abuse.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is probably no danger in moderate consumption. The problem is that what is moderate now may become full-fledged alcoholism because over time you will develop tolerance and dependence and the consumption will increase and you could become addicted. All of us will obviously deny this and have great confidence that that could never happen to you: this is a great fallacy. Facts prove otherwise. Remember everyone started like that and many have ended alcoholics. In relation to the effects of alcohol on the organs in the body, there is no determined path because of the many other factors that affect the body. It is rather safe to say that the brain is the next organ that will be disturbed by alcohol abuse, other conditions being normal.
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Whatever be the illness it can be completely treated

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Whatever be the illness it can be completely treated
Whatever be the illness it can be completely treated.
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I had a breakup. It had been more than10 months but still I am not able to stop thinking of her. I just don't know how to stop thinking of her.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I had a breakup. It had been more than10 months but still I am not able to stop thinking of her. I just don't know ho...
Good friendships should bring out the best in you. If this girl has moved on for some reason, you must learn to accept it gracefully. True intimacy is all about being comfortable when that person is both close to you and as well as when she moves away. This is the difference between attachment and bonding: the former can be made with anybody and anything too - it is typically based on insecurity and your behavior will be clingy. Whereas bonding is based on security and it can be made only with a human being, which is normally with the mother, primarily. You may have suffered problems of attachment with your mother and so will find it difficult to bond. Please work with a counselor to resolve that and then you will feel better. Leave this girl alone and learn if there was anything you did to push her away, like clingy behavior. Then change that and you will make good rapport with people.
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I am feeling tired & sad, some time I feel that I have no interest in my study, & some time I have a lot of burden of my studies due to this reason I can't study properly.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Lack of conc. Check out your purpose of life. If have desire to become a Doctor, CA, PILOT what ever desire you have you will be at that place .through study. Just connect study to your desire. It will surely help you.
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I lost my close buddy last year since than I am feeling very depressed so tell me what should I do.

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
I lost my close buddy last year since than I am feeling very depressed so tell me what should I do.
Hi lybrate-user can understand your big loss. But life is to keep on moving. Get out to make new friends or find someone old friend whom you were closed too and discuss the things and find new good freind. Think positive. You have one life and you have parents too who are looking for you.
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