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Dr. Sangita Santhosham

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Sangita Santhosham Psychologist, Chennai
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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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My age 45 and in this my job insequire so I feel depressed always, how I overcome in this situations.

M.Sc - Honours in Counselling Psychology, Bachelors in Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My age 45 and in this my job insequire so I feel depressed always, how I overcome in this situations.
Hello lybrate-user, when it comes to employment in the present era, its quiet challenging and competitive. We have to cope up with the market, competitors and have to speed up our abilities accordingly. We may not be tech savvy, or may not be using gadgets in our earlier days of work, but the scene is very different now. I would say, you may have to brush up your skills and abilities depending on the nature of work you are on. If you are able to do this, your insecurities and depression can be automatically worked on.
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I failed in my class test in EC so I am depressed and I am go to for suicide Then suggest what I do?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I failed in my class test in EC so I am depressed and I am go to for suicide Then suggest what I do?
My dear friend, life is too precious to loose for one class. It is very normal to feel low and have such thoughts, just hang in there and do not act on it. In order for you to be able to come out of this failure and negative thoughts it is important that you focus on your next goal and target. What do you want to do now. What is important and what kind of help you need to achieve your goal. It is also important right now for you to have a strong emotional support. Your parents, sister or may be friend with whom you could and express your feeling. May be cry and empty yourself. In couple of days you will start feeling better. Go out with friends do something fun. Another better idea is to go and volunteer somewhere. Visiting a ngo where there are so many people who are much less privileged then us will shift your perspective and will rekindle your determination and zeal for life. Hope this helps, wishing you very best in life ahead.
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Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon

Depression is a common and disabling illness, affecting over 100 million people worldwide. Depression can have a significant impact on people’s physical health, as well as reducing their quality of life.


But did you know that exercise is also good for your head? The most common treatments for depression, for example, are psychotherapy or medication. Psychologists have found that exercise is a third successful alternative.EXERCISE is an effective, cost-effective treatment for depression and may help in the treatment of other mental disorders.


The results from many studies support the idea that exercise improves mood in people with mild to moderate depression.

By reviewing the results from 51 different studies on exercise for depression, it was revealed that a small but significant increase in self esteem was associated with the reduction of symptoms of depression. As more research is being carried out on exercise for depression, researchers are theorizing that exercise could possibly elevate serotonin levels enough to alleviate mild to moderate depression.

The concept that exercise is an effective treatment for depression is not new. The Cochrane Collaboration, an enormous network of scientific experts around the world recently published (Rimer et al July 2012) a review of 28 articles studying the effects of exercise on depression symptoms with a total of 1101 participants. They showed that exercise significantly improved symptoms of depression, although modestly, but the benefits were long lasting.

" Exercise provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly" Quote by James Rippe, M.D.


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Hi ,I am male 26 from Delhi, from past 1 month I am having head ache, some time it pain in the top of head some times back side of head and some times on side , no headache in front. I consulted with a doctor but he said that it's just stress, I want to be sure that there is no underlying cause. Please suggest a specialist, as I don't know which doctor to consult like neurologist or some other doctor.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi ,I am male 26 from Delhi, from past 1 month I am having head ache, some time it pain in the top of head some times...
I believe you have given some amount of detail in your description of headache, however you have not mentioned the timelines, what makes the headaches better or worse and do not indicate what kinds of stresses you have which made your doctor tell you that it is" just" that. Also I need to know if you have other medical issues and if you have used medications in the past or are using medications currently. If that is so then you need to consult a psychiatrist. Please review my profile on this website and book an appointment to consult with me over the phone or webcam. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I am 16 years old. I read in class 10 but my maths is not good. What should I do for doing better in maths?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Some students require to practice 2 times and some 10 times or some even more. Through practice only one can learn and do better in maths.
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Doctor, I get too much of fear and emotional. My chest starts painting. Please help.

MD - General Medicine, DTM & H
Internal Medicine Specialist, Motihari
Doctor, I get too much of fear and emotional. My chest starts painting. Please help.
Lybrate-user, for correct diagnosis and effective treatment multiple times conversation with you is needed.
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I have broken up with my gf. She does not want me no more. Please suggest me something.

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. I can understand. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don; t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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I can't remember some things more than one day so what to do what are the precautions.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i.e. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply.
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How to contol hypertension without medication?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
The term "hypertension" suggests extra tension. The first and foremost demand on you is to identify the cause of this tension and its management. It mostly has to do with your tendency to get disturbed easily, even for frivolous reasons. You must see which feelings, like sadness, fear, anger and even happiness lie in your system, unexpressed. These feelings do need an outlet every time. If not it will find a suitable organ in your body to express itself and make that organ suffer malfunction or total dysfunction. The favorite organ for most people is the heart, by disturbing the mind. The best is to work on your perception , if you change your perception, you change your response! If you get attached too much to past events, you will feel a lot of sadness and anger. If you get too attached to the future, you will be afraid in anticipation of events not yet manifest. The present is where happiness is found, live only for the day knowing that all your actions are an investment into the future. Learn stress management. Consume a lot of fiber in your diet and have a variety in it too. There is a rock salt found naturally that has low sodium in it. Switch over to that for all future consumption. It is called ?induppu? in the South. Spend time out in the sunlight for at least 30 minutes. Sleep for at least 8 hours a day, preferably more time before midnight. Live in peace with everybody. Do not hold grudges. Forgive and move on. Reduce you intake of fatty food, alcohol, and of course no smoking at all. You need to start an exercise regimen for the rest of your life. Do become spiritually sound, and do some social work or contribute to the poor and needy.
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My dad is eating Tobacco from 26 years what should I do SO that he stop eating Tobacco. What will be the effect. One day his nose was bleeding during winter i. E. In the month of october when I ask if this occur earlier he said that it occur 2 or 3 time what should I do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Nasal bleed in winter can be due to cold allergy and for chewing tobacco his willpower is must. It can cause cancer of the mouth.
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I m having hair fall problem and thin hair problem its falling continuous mn m feeling so tired every time can not sleep early. When its happen I use to start chatting on cellphone or surfing facebook n have lots of stress. Please help me.

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Ayurveda, Narnaul
I m having hair fall problem and thin hair problem its falling continuous mn m feeling so tired every time can not sl...
Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated.Keep the scalp clean and as far as possible away from chemicals. Use a shampoo that is mild.Trim your hair regularly to avoid the troubles of split ends.
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How to keep brain trained and active as quick as it can? By food or any other stuff.

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. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I am in too much confusion, I think either I gonna mad or really need a psychiatrist. Sir my problem is that I have a sexual fantasy that includes the threesome sex . Whenever I imagine having sex with my gf with including a other male guy I turns on.I asked for this to my girlfriend initially she said no directly but now she is ready for the same, we also arranged a guy wo will join us, ultimately this guy is her colleague and he is also ready for the same, when everything done, then this time I am stepping back from this fantasy but when again I thought of it it turns me on badly. . Please help me whats wrong with me?Should I go for it?

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,. Sexual fantasies are normal and you can have any type of fantasies. The tricky part is how you are going to fulfill any fantasy. In your case, you tried to fulfill one of your fantasy with the help of your girl friend and another male friend. That is causing confusion. Because you revered your girl friend as only your friend and her deviation from truth gave you jitters. Don't worry. Understanding is the key and answer to many misunderstandings. Take care.
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I have started developing sexual feelings for my mother. Since im single for a very long tym now. Nowadays I have started taking care of her, helping her with everything, staying and spending more tym with her besides sleeping with her in the night. I have alot of sexual urges. I even fantasize me n her making love. Please help.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have started developing sexual feelings for my mother. Since im single for a very long tym now. Nowadays I have sta...
Dear lybrate user, please understand certain things first! you are only 21 hence you need not say/think that you are single for a" very long time" 2. Even if you have achieved full sexual growth, this is your age to concentrate more on your studies and career. 3. There has to be some strong reason why you are having sexual feelings towards your mother. May be your father is absent from your life, may be your mother looked at you as her support and crossed her boundaries or she is looking at you for support and loves you a lot and also thinks that you are still a child and is treating you like that. But she may not have any sexual feelings towards you. Please understand that each relation is enjoyable and is healthy only when certain boundaries are maintained. Understand your relation with your mother and maintain your boundaries. You can masturbate to satisfy your sexual needs, but fantasizing sex with your mother will very harmful, emotionally for both of you. Please understand that if you just keep imagining things like this, one day you might do it actually, in the spurt of that moment and then you will carry huge shame, guilt for the rest of your life. Now, it is advisable for you to keep some other women to take care of your mother. You need to stay away from her. Stop sharing the same bed. Spend more time with people of your age and who have similar interests. Try to find a life partner of your age and enjoy life.
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I failed my entrance exam . I feel I lost my career. Feeling depressed all d time. please help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I failed my entrance exam . I feel I lost my career. Feeling depressed all d time. please help.
Failure is the stepping stone for success, you might be destined for something much bigger. Do not lose heart, keep trying various things, especially ones you love doing. You will succeed. So move on, if the depression is very severe, consult psychiatrist and take anti-depressants for few weeks, you will feel much better.
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My breakup with a best friend is leading me to socializing and meet anyone .I have lost trust on people and confidence on my self please seek the way out.Please tell.

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
My breakup with a best friend is leading me to socializing and meet anyone .I have lost trust on people and confidenc...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. One set back never means everyone around you are alike. There are different people around you and everyone has their own behavior pattern. You cannot expect people to adjust with you. Therefore you should learn to live your life ignoring others. At the same time, you can adjust with some people who are near you. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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I am 20 years old. I am an architecture student so I have a lot of pressure and stress everyday. I cant sleep properly in the night. My presentations are also very weak. When I go on stage I sweat a lot and I am very feared. I forget what I have to explain. Even in class I cannot participate in group discussions. What should I do. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You re all of 20 years old and have so many what I consider stress-related disorders. Many students are doing architecture but you are probably the only one with so many complications. The stress that you feel is not dependent on the stressor: It is entirely dependent on your perception of stress. Change your perception, there is no stress: it’s like looking at a glass half full or half empty. Life is difficult no doubt, as a general rule, but what we do adds to the stress in our response. We add to the stress of life instead of reducing it or learning to deal with it. Many of us follow a policy of avoidance, like your question seeks. We cannot do that all of our lives. So the first thing to do is to change your perception. For example, look at it as a challenge that you would like to meet with a positive outlook. See everything as a gift from God to perform as though you are doing it for Him. God never gives us pressure beyond our capacity. If you look at life with spiritual eyes, you know that it is ultimately given by God. Secondly, build a good constitution mentally, emotionally and physically to combat stress. Eat healthily, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Talk about your emotions regularly to a good friend every day. Learn stress management techniques, which is all about expressing your feelings in appropriate ways. Do Yoga and meditation. Pray every day to God to give you the strength, and offer your work as a prayer to Him – you will give your best and you will feel so satisfied when you do it well. Attend personality development course, good conversations skills course and public speaking skills course.
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Hello sir , Currently i am loosing my memorizing power. How to control it?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
From the given details it is very difficult to diagnose your problem. You have to give more information life age, sex, social status, family status, situations which warrent your memory problems etc. Please post a private query for me with all the possible details you can post. Be intuitive, non-judgmental. I will help you with the problem. God bless you.
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I am 18 year old boy. Now a days I m very depressed. Tell me solution

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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Hi my wife she is 33 years old having anxiety and hypertension problem from last one and half year. Dr.Treatment is going on but still the problem is there Many time she feel more stress and got faint .I would like to ask you Kindly suggest some more treatment apart from the medicine so that she can recover soon.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi my wife she is 33 years old having anxiety and hypertension problem from last one and half year. Dr.Treatment is g...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user. I can understand, if you really want to cure your anxiety forever, you need to have a long term treatment plan that takes into consideration your anxiety symptoms, what you're suffering from, how badly you're suffering, and your specific anxiety disorder. First and foremost, don't let your anxiety cause you to make poor decisions about anxiety treatments. The reality is that most" rapid" treatments don't work. You'll find many people that claim that they have an extract or a medicine that can cure your anxiety immediately, and unfortunately it's never the case - it's people taking advantage of you in your time of need, and hoping the placebo effect will be enough to cure your anxiety. Even prescription medications have a" false" component. Prescription medicines can give you some help with anxiety, but that help is only temporary, and your mind and body can actually become dependent on these medications. As soon as you stop taking them, your anxiety may not only come back - it could even be worse than before. Curing your anxiety is a process - it's a process that can happen, for everyone, but those that hope they can get instant anxiety help are going to be disappointed, and possibly taken advantage of. Your symptoms define your anxiety if you really want to cure your anxiety forever, you need to have a long term treatment plan that takes into consideration your anxiety symptoms, what you're suffering from, how badly you're suffering, and your specific anxiety disorder. Imately effective treatment. Setting up a long term plan - making realistic goalsi possible to reduce your anxiety every day. There are countless tips to learn to manage it. But you need to do two things: you need to make sure that you're giving yourself realistic goals. You need to make it a long term plan. You can get anxiety help now - help that will genuinely reduce your experience with anxiety. But it will only reduce it so much. You'll still need to keep at it, and commit to it in a way that will guarantee short and long term results. Realistic goals will ensure that you don't give up. You're bound to have setbacks, because life isn't stress free. A long term plan will also make sure that you keep at it - you'll not only have something to do next, you'll also know what to do next. For example, let's look at several strategies you can do right now that will reduce your anxiety: start jogging jogging isn't just for your health. Jogging releases endorphins, which are neurotransmitters that improve mood. It also tires muscles, and there is evidence that extra energy in muscles becomes converted to a feeling of anxiety. Sleep better getting more sleep will fight anxiety right away. Far too many people are allowing themselves to be sleep deprived, but sleep is one of the most important and easy tools your mind has for coping with stress. Breathing training many anxiety symptoms, particularly for those with anxiety attacks, are a result of inadequate breathing techniques. Anxiety can actually train your body to breathe poorly, leading to hyperventilation and a variety of related symptoms. Exposure therapy exposure is a cognitive behavioral technique that trains you to get used to things that used to cause you anxiety. For example, if you often get anxiety when you feel dizzy, you spin around in a chair and use a variety of techniques to calm your mind. Lifestyle changes many lifestyle changes that you will need to make in order to live with anxiety also require long term changes. For example, who you spend time with may need to change, as will how you react at your workplace. These strategies take longer, and require more effort and planning on your part. They're also not immediately successful, and there are often setbacks. Realistic goals and an effective and healthy plan can reduce the effects of these setbacks. You'll also need to be okay with admitting to yourself that you have an anxiety problem that needs to be solved. If you continue to try to fight the truth about your anxiety, you'll struggle to overcome it. Anxiety and stress are very real problems that affect people every day, and there's nothing wrong with you if you suffer from them. As soon as you can come to terms with your anxiety, you'll be on the right path towards treating it. Consult for psychotherapy for anxiety you can consult with me for same. All the best.
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