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Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan

MBBS, M.D. Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

10 Years Experience  ·  500 - 600 at clinic  · ₹250 online
Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan MBBS, M.D. Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Chennai
10 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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MBBS - Tirunelveli Medical College - 2006
M.D. Psychiatry - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) - 2011
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Mar 31, 2016

Excellent doctor who changed my dad life and created a new path for him and my family. Thank you doctor. Continue your service endless service.

Mar 30, 2016

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I am 32 years old male. I belongs to a poor family. From my childhood to up to the age of 25 I struggle to complete my study both financially and morally. At the age of 25 I got a clerical job at 400 km from my village and I stay with my wife and my 2 years old child. This job does not give me satisfaction because I want a class 1 rank job. When I tried my best my family forced me to got married at the age of 29. After marriage I can not do that because my wife want child. Now I have a 2 years old child. So the family burden increase and I could not continue my study. Now, my family dissatisfied with me because I can not give financial support to them. My wife wants more money to fulfill her demand. Now no one listen to me what I want to do how to manage to this problem. I does not sleep deeply because this problem always strike in my mind and feel tiredness most of the time. Also I have facing problem of acidity, indigestion, gas.

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I am 32 years old male. I belongs to a poor family. From my childhood to up to the age of 25 I struggle to complete m...
You are financially & socio economically stressed individual. Be positive & discusswith whom your comfortable to generate extra income, lic agent, tutions, certain mlm where you work few hrs weekly & gradually, yoga, pranayam, meditation can help you. When there is a will there is a way. I pray god for you to tide over the crisis.

I am a 39 year old man with no health problems but I am passing through a very stressful phase (stress related to my kid, parents, job etc). I had lost my wife to cancer a year back. I am planning for a remarriage and have been involved with a female since past 4-5 months). Off late I am having a bit of body pain, forgetfulness, excessive sweating when not in ac, sleepiness. What can be the reason. I am worried by these symptoms.

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I am a 39 year old man with no health problems but I am passing through a very stressful phase (stress related to my ...
You have to decide. You are in 100% stress followed by the death of your spouse. You have to wait and see if have resolved the bereavement and stress in relation to family and children. You have to be assessed with you family and and pros and cons of remarriage,

I am suffering for full body pain long time. I visit many doctors but no relif get. When I eat some oily food then pain grow up automatically. I can not understand what can I do.

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I am suffering for full body pain long time. I visit many doctors but no relif get. When I eat some oily food then pa...
Caus of bodyahe 1. Stress/depression, severe physical/mental exertion, 2. Anaemia, flu, low vitamin d/b12/calcium 3. Diabete/hypothyroidism, peripheral neuropathy, 4. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, test your blood for hemoglobin, vitamin d3, b12, calcium. Consult physician with report for advice and treatment.

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In counselling you can develop these skills and get the most out of your lives and experiences.

From last 1 year I feel i am a victim of depression. What should I do to reduce or completely reduce this problem?

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From last 1 year I feel i am a victim of depression. What should I do to reduce or completely reduce this problem?
You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.

I want to quit smoking. I ve started smoking a year ago. Since new year I am trying to quit it. I can control it for a week but after a week I can't control myself and I go and smoke a cigarette. I want to quit it completely. What do I do?

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Smoking is toxic to your body, mind and well-being. The earlier you can stop this habit, the healthier it can be for you. The lower taste and sinful habit of smoking can be stopped by replacing it with the higher taste. In place of smoking, spend your time by doing yoga and chant the names of god who you have faith in. It has been scientifically proved that by doing yoga and chanting, the habit of smoking can be stopped. By chanting with love, soon you would be swimming in an ocean of pleasure which is million times greater than flickering pleasure of intoxicants like tobacco, nicotine etc, and automatically the attraction to the low taste of smoking would stop.

My cousin feel very tired and and there is pain in all hand and foot please suggest.

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My cousin feel very tired and and there is pain in all hand and foot please suggest.
In general, most cases of fatigue \weakness \ laziness may be attributed to three areas: lifestyle factors, medical conditions or psychological problems. A thorough assessment is needed in all three factors to get to the actual cause of weakness. Your diet and day to day life style also is very crucial for right diagnosis I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.

I am 26 year old male. I have a problem of getting stress and depression. I take small mistakes too serious and due to that over thinking I am unable to sleep. Please can anyone provide a tip and help me get rid of tis pain. Thanks in advance.

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I am 26 year old male. I have a problem of getting stress and depression. I take small mistakes too serious and due t...
Hi, we all do make mistakes learn from it and get over it. It seems you have a perfectionist personality and get affected by small mistakes and take it too seriously. You need to forgive yourself when things are not completely forget. You can not work with so much rules and boundations. Be carefree and learn to take life lightly.

I'm suffering mentally my brain is fully headache unable to sleep at night what you can give suggest to me.

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I'm suffering mentally my brain is fully headache unable to sleep at night what you can give suggest to me.
Few things related to headache so that we can plan the treatment accordingly - if pain is associated with blurred or decreased vision than check your eye sight for refractive error - if the pain is associated with cold and fever than we have to rule out sinusitis as the cause and if the pain is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura than we have to rule out migrane as the cause - if the pain is associated with neck problems than we have to rule out cervical spondylosis as the cause - if the pain is associated with either low or high bp or due to hyperacidity than we have to treat the cause after examination.

I have 7 months baby. He fell off from bed 2 days ago and he is making sound which is like while going bathroom difficulty to go to motion that sound he is making for a long time. What is the reason for that? I am using sms drops and cyclopam drops for that. What is the reason for that sounding and how to overcome this problem?

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I have 7 months baby. He fell off from bed 2 days ago and he is making sound which is like while going bathroom diffi...
I would suggest you to take him to pediatrician and make sure everything is okay after the fall. This will also help you relax and not worry unnecessarily. If he is okay yoh will be at ease and if he needs any medical attention doctor will be able to help. Hope this helps wishing best for both you and your baby.

I am suffering from anxiety .how to control and face red after drinking alcohol in winter months. please advice

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I am suffering from anxiety .how to control and face red after drinking alcohol in winter months. please advice
Dear lybrate-user, alcohol is not the only solution for anxiety and to face winter. There are more options for anxiety - may be a relaxation exercise or yoga or cognitive behaviour therapy or anxiolytic drug for a short time. Think of each alternative with its advantages and disadvantages. Better you write them down. The same exercise for warming up in winter. Many options and each one's advantages and disadvantages. After this exercise, if you decide to stop using alcohol, if you can not practice it, please consult online.

My husband used to take cigarettes daily. I always asked him not to consume cigarettes but he didn't. he make promises to avoid all this but he cannot. He said that avoiding cigarettes by him create headache. Due to this our relationship become effected. Please give me some suggestions how I can improve his bad habits and also to improve our relationship.

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My husband used to take cigarettes daily. I always asked him not to consume cigarettes but he didn't. he make promise...
Dear Dhritismita, Please understand, the nicotine in cigarettes is very addicting. Sudden withdrawal from it, causes headache and other withdrawal symptoms. Just making him promise will not help in stopping. But it is a good motivation for quitting. Please appreciate that he has intentions of quitting cigarettes. If he breaks the promise, do NOTt assume that that he does not love you and spoil your relationship. Understand that he needs help with withdrawal symptoms. Motivate him that he can stop it. It has to be done step by step. Usually it takes 12 weeks at least. Can not be done overnight with a promise on loved ones. Finally understand that nicotine dependence is relapsing disorder. Again you have restart to increase his motivation and appreciate his small steps one by one.

Doctor I have a short term memory whatever I am learning I am forgetting and whenever I am learning answers 1-2hours takes me to learn one answer please doctor give me a medicine that sharps my mind and I can not forget answer.

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Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine Anacardium 30 twice daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days. For further treatment, consult privately Rs 149/- 1. *You can’t improve concentration and memory without physical energy. Have healthy food habits and timely meals. Eat nutritious food. Avoid processed food, and street food. *. Physical exercise improves blood circulation to brain and improves clarity of thinking. * Concentrate on your work with enthusiasm. Don’t divert or try to perform multiple tasks at a time 2. *If the subject appears difficult, tackle bit by bit. 3. *If you don’t understand first time, leave some time and try again when your mind is fresh. 4. *Any amount of reading without understanding is a waste. 5. *Jot down points in your note book and you remember the points better. *. Have good night’s sleep. Maintain timings. *. Give task to your brain. Avoid idling. *. Have breaks and enjoy a joke with your friends. Continuous slogging makes you lose interest in your task. *. Be confident. You can DO IT!

Lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help .

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Lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please he...
Hi, I can understand your feelings. This is post traumatic stress. Generally it fades away with time. But if you r still feeling it then please see a professional counsellor or a psychiatrist asap. And immerse yourself in to some positive activities like sports, music. Also share your feelings with some friends. Go for a brisk walk daily for at least half an hour.

I am 19 years old and I am facing a problem of short term memory lose few years ago. I tried so many medicines but all gone in vein. Now I do not know what should I do.

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Dear lybrate-user. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not possible. Don't worry. Still if you insist that you have memory problems, we need to conduct memory test. Take care.

Light therapy for treating Seasonal Affective disorder

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Light therapy for treating Seasonal Affective disorder

One of the unique forms of depression is the Seasonal affective disorder which is characterized by the onset of depression with the start of the winter months and a full remission during spring time. Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that affects about 1 in 20 people around the world on average. One of the common therapies used to treat this disorder is light therapy.

What is light therapy?

Light therapy is the controlled exposure to specific amounts of bright light on a daily basis as a medicinal tool to correct depression and other mental disorders. It has been noticed that the lack of exposure to lights may trigger certain mental disorders within patients and controlled exposure to bright light over a stipulated period of time every day may be able to correct this effectively.

How it works?

Brightness within the daily world is usually measured with the unit of lux. For all types of artificial lights, the measure of luminosity is estimated via this unit. Human beings have an automatic trigger where low light levels for continued periods may cause depression. A clear sunny day outdoors will have a measurement of 10,000 lux and this is the recommended dosage for exposure for people suffering from depression.

It has been seen in studies that people with severe forms of Seasonal Affective disorder responded well to this therapy. They were treated 30 minutes daily with light exposure and over time the study showed that it significantly improved the moods of the people.

Some of the reasons why light therapy proves to be an effective treatment option for SAD include:

It resets the circadian rhythm - Controlled exposure to light will trigger the hormones that control the circadian rhythms or the daily rhythms of sleeping and walking cycles and thus will help reduce depression.

It triggers neurotransmitter function - Light exposure triggers certain neurotransmitter functions which work like an antidepressant and thus relieves stress or other internal functions that may cause depression.

Results in an increase in serotonin levels - This hormone is very important for mood elevation and is known to rise with increased light levels and decrease with low light levels. Controlled exposure can definitely help improve serotonin levels for lessening depression symptoms.

Light therapy for treating Seasonal Affective disorder

Mere jyada kam karane pr sar dard hone lagata h sujhav deve.

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Mere jyada kam karane pr sar dard hone lagata h sujhav deve.
Take crocin pain relief one sos. check your BP. check your eye sight. take rest and good sleep. avoid stress and anxiety. consult if not ok

In my family my father and grandfather both have depression Are their chances that I can also suffer from depression Sometimes I feel very sad without any reason What should I include in my diet which would act as antidepressants?

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In my family my father and grandfather both have depression Are their chances that I can also suffer from depression
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No. Always think positively. Take enough rest Practise yoga, relaxation techniques. Engage yourself in a hobby. Always try to work with full concentrations & enthusiasm. Listen to your favourite music. Travel & visit tourists places. Have a good food. Please keep yourself away from negative thought s. Actually you do not have any problem to worry.

Sir I am 18 year old. I have many type of tension, depression, metal problem about my career and I have no friends at that time to share my feelings. At this stage I am very alone. So please tell me what I do for this problem.

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Sir I am 18 year old. I have many type of tension, depression, metal problem about my career and I have no friends at...
Please contact your school/college counsellor. The counsellor will help you to reliev your tensions by sharing your worries, doubts with him/her. The counsellor can give your more clarity about your career choices. All the best.

Can you tell me how to improve from mentally stress if you have a suggestion then pleas tell me.

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Can you tell me how to improve from mentally stress if you have a suggestion then pleas tell me.
When we are stressed it is natural for us to feel lonely, feel sad and down and at times feel irritated, frustrated and get angry. As we take time out to do so many thing in our daily life we also need to learn how to take care of our inner self. How to nurture and grow our true self. Following tips will help you re build new response when you are stressed. Chronic stress is a byproduct of our busy life style these days, which at times leads to feeling of burnout and depression. Building your resilience will help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach I would be able to help build resilience and confidence to take on life and learn how to excel in what you do. I also offer 3 to 6 months program where we need on a weekly basis to work towards your goal achievement. In case of need you may contact me. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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