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Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan

86 (16 ratings)
M.D. Psychiatry, MBBS

Psychiatrist, Chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  500 - 600 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan 86% (16 ratings) M.D. Psychiatry, MBBS Psychiatrist, Chennai
11 Years Experience  ·  500 - 600 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Nanganallur, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 5 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed M.D. Psychiatry. You can visit him at Hariharan Diabetes & Heart Care Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan on Lybrate.com.

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M.D. Psychiatry - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) - 2011
MBBS - Tirunelveli Medical College - 2006
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How to calm your mind? how to be positive in life? studies not going well, health is not well, social relation becoming worse day day. What to do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If you are having problem in all the spheres of life then you need to consult a professional who can evaluate your situation and help you deal with it. Kindly see a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.
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My father has a very bad habit of smoking. He has been doing since 20+ year. I really want him to leave this habit as this is not good his health in this age? He wants too but not able to do- advise any easy way?

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi it's difficult to quit the most addictive substance specially when 80% users want to quit it. But r not able to. Having said dat. Let me clearly state this dat its pretty much doable if done under supervision and as advised. Need to consult a psychiatrist and consult regarding the same. Hope this helps but feel free to consult if needed. Take care.
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I am facing mental problems. My consciousness feels weak, I can't imagine or remember things very naturally. I do not see a memory loss case, but memory is not as clear as it used to be a year ago. No behavioural change noticed. I feel as if I am living intoxicated or in a dream. I was on rotamax capsule but I stopped taking them.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am facing mental problems. My consciousness feels weak, I can't imagine or remember things very naturally. I do not...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of aspen + 4 drops of Rock Rose + 3 drops of Scleranthus + 3 drops of mimulus + 2 drops of White Chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping. If any problems consult me online.
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I have severe depression and anxiety and panic disorder along with ptsd. I also have a mess if?

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I have severe depression and anxiety and panic disorder along with ptsd. I also have a mess if?
Lybrate-user. Its very important for you to visit a psychiatrist as you are feeling depresed and anxious. You need a teatment in form of anti depressant, anxiolytic and counselling and this would give you better results. Please do it as early as possible as you ll start enjoying your life very soon. Do not hesitate for the treatment as these pills arent habbit forming and need to take under doctor's supervision. And complete a course ad per doctor's suggestion. Take care!
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I have short height by 2 3 inches, any advise to increase it by 1 2 inch. I am real need of this as I feel depressed.

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 have short height by 2 3 inches, any advise to increase it by 1 2 inch. I am real need of this as I feel depressed.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Height is determined by heredity and there are no short cuts or miracle drugs. You are already 23. Beyond this age height nevef improves. Don't worry about it. 5 feet 6 inch is not as bad as a height. Don't be emotional. You need online counselling. Take care.
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I speak very fast. How I can improve it? Is any treatment is there? What is the problem in my mouth? Give me solutions.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
I speak very fast. How I can improve it? Is any treatment is there? What is the problem in my mouth? Give me solutions.
Prolongation technique prolongation technique that means prolong the vowels, syllables and words. Example" caaaarr for car" for more details consult speech therapist. Read the books through prolongation technique. Do this technique for 15 to 20 days to reduce the rate of speech.
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I am a 27 years old lady. Doing job in bank in a good designation. I had a relationship with my college over one and half year. We involved in physical relation. He proposed me for marriage. Now he is telling that due to his family he can't marry me, but he will remain my friend and support. Now i'm feeling bad. I love him. And also I live only with my father. My mother lives separately. So I cannot share my feelings with any one. I dreamed a lot about marrying him. Now what should 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. I can understand. But you know there are no other alternatives. You tried your best to convince him but due to some reasons, he is not willing to marry you. I think you should close that chapter and be his friend. The disappointment over the issue will be there for some time and you will feel bad for some days. But life goes on. Leave your hope on the issue and automatically within some days, your disappointment subsides. I suggest counseling. Take care.
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How to increase concentration. And remember whatever study. Suggest some medicine which help but did not harm. And some exercise.

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. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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Non Stress Test on Fetus - What Should You Know About it?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Non Stress Test on Fetus - What Should You Know About it?

Pregnancy and childbirth is one of the most important time in the life of a woman. It is a time to celebrate and yet be cautious as well, so that all goes well and the end of the pregnancy is a beginning of life for a baby. There are numerous ways of monitoring the health of the foetus during pregnancy. The non-stress test is one of the ways. Let us find out more about this: 

Heart rate monitoring: The non-stress test is basically concerned with the monitoring of the heart rate of the foetus. This is a prenatal test that is very commonly used in order to check the overall health and vitals of the baby while it is still in the womb. The test is essentially carried out to check how well the heart rate responds to the other movements carried out by the baby inside the womb. It is called a non-stress test because there is no external stimulation that may put pressure on either the heart rate or the movements of the baby.

Why: This test is usually recommended by the doctor when there is an increased risk of losing the foetus due to complications. This test is usually carried out when the pregnancy is in 26th to 28th week. This test will usually show whether or not the baby needs extra test, monitoring or care. This test is essentially conducted to check the oxygen supply and is a non-invasive procedure that does not pose any serious physical risks or harm.
Fetal Hypoxia: This test will also show whether or not the baby is suffering from fetal hypoxia, which is a condition where the heart beat is disrupted, if the passage of oxygen is blocked due to some reason.

Conditions for non-stress test: The non-stress test may be conducted if the lady in question has lost or had complication in previous pregnancy. Also, if the mother has any other medical condition like diabetes or cardiovascular conditions, then this test is imperative. Decreased movement of the foetus may also prompt the doctors to take action and conduct this test as a cautionary measure.

Procedure: During the procedure, you will be asked to lie down on a reclining chair and two belts with monitors will be attached to your abdomen. The heart rate of the baby, as well as the movements, will then be studied once the monitors are switched on. These monitors are in turn attached to a screen, in order to take the reading. This test will take no more than twenty minutes. However, if there is no movement in the baby, then the test may continue for a little longer until the baby becomes more active.

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I have panic disorder for the period of two years. Please suggests suitable medications (also suggest some natural antidepressants)

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
It is not good to have panic and it is possible to get over it. In counselling, panic is reduced gradually by helping the client to learn to calm down, see the problem in small chunks and also work on the thoughts that accompany panic and anxiety. If you feel incompetent or inadequate in certain situations, then you can decide not to do it at all if you can afford to or you can arm yourself with new skills to feel in control and confident. Eg. If you have to drive your car to work and you don' t know how to drive, then you attend classes to learn driving. Please click on private chat if you are interested to take the discussion further.
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I do not have memory I think I can not concentrate on things. I think I have no concentration due to multi tasking. How can I get concentrate on things.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Do one thing at a time. Multi tasking can confuse you. Write down all tht ylu want to do. Pick up what is most important and needs to be done first. Give yourself a timeframe to finish that work and prepare a outline of how you want to proceed. Eat right, exercise and rest properly.
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I want increase my panic please give me a solution for this either naturally or medially.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I want increase my panic please give me a solution for this either naturally or medially.
In my routine practise I have come across many cases of small Penis and in 80 % cases the reason was the same and that was H/o Masturbation frequently or sexual excesses along with Early ejaculation and erection problems.If yours is also such kind of a case then please feel free to consult me as myself being a homoeopathic physician with a experience of 20 years can assure you that your problem of small penis or any other problem regarding sex will be permanently cured with some very effective homoeopathic treatment and management.But first tell me whether you have small penis or jusst want to increase size out of lust.
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I'm trying to Quite smoking but I'm failure to do that doctor but before I use to take 10 cigarette daily basis but now its reduced to 4pcs .but doctor I want total smoke free life kindly help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Dear lybrate user it is your hard work and will power only to be cherished that you have reduced so much so now dont hesitate for the last bit ,also eat more vegetables and whole fruits ,drink plenty of water and exercise daily with this a constitutional treatment will give you a permanent cure
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I have a scar and depression due to burn. It is about 16 years old. I amd getting irritated with it. Any remedy. Except surgery.

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 have a scar and depression due to burn. It is about 16 years old. I amd getting irritated with it. Any remedy. Exce...
Dear , the scar from burn takes time to cure. It almost remain throughout your life. You may consult a skin specialist. Take care.
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Respect Doctors, Sir I am 22 years old boy I want to know that is it possible that a person who faced the situation of some deep depression might be mentally after couple of years without taking medicine? Can depression problem go away with time without taking medicine.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Respect Doctors,
Sir I am 22 years old boy
I want to know that is it possible that a person who faced the situation o...
No. Any problem if it goes without treatment will never go off on own. E. G. If you have high fever and keep hoping it will go on its own. It will not. Any illness should not be ignored but treated. You are very young and deep depression you talk of - is curable fast - at your age with right diagnosis and treatment. First get psychological testing from a qualified and trained psychologist- a specialist for diagnosis of mental illness and providing counselling and psychotherapy- treatment without medicines. Based on report get recommended treatment from psychologist - if your depression like symptoms have psychological basis or take medicines from psychiatrist if it is an illness to be treated.
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I have inferiority complex and I also social unplugged or social interactions. What should I do please help me with this?

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I have inferiority complex and I also social unplugged or social interactions. What should I do please help me with t...
Hi. I feel individual difference is always their. So please concentrate on your strength within u. Sooi try to accept urself as you are. With your wknes alao. How to communicate n socialised will discuss.
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Sir I am 23 years old and I am smoking from last 6 years I am not able to give up this habit I even tried anti smoking chewing gums but it did not help what should I do .please suggest some healthy alternatives for ciggerates that may help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I am 23 years old and I am smoking from last 6 years I am not able to give up this habit I even tried anti smokin...
You must try and try again and again until you succeed. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Have been smoking weed for two years. Guide me, a little chest congestion on regular basis.

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, quitting weed addiction is not child's play. De-addiction therapy is an option for you. But in my suggestion, the best option would be, quit it now (today) and sustain it with your will power. Motivation therapy and mind power building therapy should help you.
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How to concentrate? because when ever I am trying to study I just go in nostalgia. Unable to focus on studies. And how to becme a determined person. Does masterbation has any effect on 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, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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My mother has Alzheimer's disease, and I've noticed she is getting more confused. How can I help her?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Alzheimer's dementia is a progressive disease. There are practically no medications for cure of alzheimer's or reversing the damages caused by alzheimer's dementia. However there are certain medications which can definitely slower the rate at which memory loss and behavior problems surface. Also to treat and keep behavior and sleep problems under control certain medicines are helpful. In all, you may consult a psychiatrist with all her details and get a personalised treatment plan for her. Take care.
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