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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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From many days he is forgetting many things like what he said before, or the name of new person, or whom to call etc, Not totally but a very little. Is this because of any stress or tension? Or any thing serious? And how to overcame with it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
From many days he is forgetting many things like what he said before, or the name of new person, or whom to call etc,...
This may be because of stress but do not worry it can over come first of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Sarswatarishta 4 tsp after lunch and dinner 6. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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Hello sir, I'm suffering from headache from last few week, and I have sinus also, what should I do? please tell me? I can not concentrate on my studies.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hello sir, I'm suffering from headache from last few week, and I have sinus also, what should I do? please tell me? I...
Hi there ~ sinusitis and headaches are common. If you feel heaviness in the head, pain worse with stooping forwards or bending forwards, runny nose with a post-nasal drip and also problems with itchy throat nose and ear block, you probably have severe sinusitis, either allergic, viral or bacterial. If it does not resolve by this evening or tomorrow morning despite good food, adequate sleep and plenty of fluids, please consult a general physician. Hope this helps.
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I am 50 yrs old male and have anxiety problem since last 12 yrs. I do everything for that but there is nothing change. Doctors prescribed me alprazolam. Now this is a habit for me. Now finally tell me what can I do. Thanks,

DPM- Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gorakhpur
Reduce and stop alprazolam, it will create dependency, its better you consult a psychiatrist you can start yoga daily in morning, it will help
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Hi I am 27 years male. My problem is I get excessive sweat whenever I am stress, worried, fear, tensed, nervous or anxious and also while eating I start sweating a lot on my forehead, face, neck, palms and foot no matter how the whether condition is either it is summer, winter or rainy still I sweat a lot even if I go to pay bills and stand in a queue or go for a temple, talk to a new person or if some one talking about me in front of every one or if I need to talk in front of huge public or on a stage (stage fear) as it is a social phobia or social anxiety and due to which I am unable to attend the face to face interview and also group discussion, the movement I enter the interviewers cabin I start sweating and due to which I am getting rejected. Now I am jobless and need to attend interviews and get job. I am suffering with this from last 3 -4 yrs. And also I have a habit of smoking (3 - 5 pieces of cigarettes daily) So I request you to please suggest me with a good and permanent solution for this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I am 27 years male. My problem is I get excessive sweat whenever I am stress, worried, fear, tensed, nervous or an...
Hi, Social awkwardness comes from a sense of not appearing" normal" or" socially clued in" under the gaze of others. Generated by our own fears and worries of what others think of us and by social expectations, social awkwardness can prevent us from fully interacting with others out of fear of being ridiculed or even ostracized by our peers. Once you realize that everyone is afraid of being socially awkward and that there are ways to move on from awkward situations with grace and confidence, you'll be on your way to embracing social interactions instead of dreading them. Some people can have serious problems trying to communicate with peers that are associated with feelings of anxiety or fear. If this is something you deal with, you may have a social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder. There are many steps you can take to help you deal more effectively with day to day interactions. Use self talk. Self talk will help you to shift the focus from worrying about what others are thinking of you and back onto calming yourself so that you can project a sense of ease with yourself. Some of the things that can be helpful in overcoming moments of social anxiety include" I’m going to be okay. My feelings are not always rational, so I can relax and calm myself" I am paying too much attention to my bad feelings in my body" People are nice and I'm having fun being around them" I am here to enjoy myself. Learn to relax. Learning to relax should begin at home, where you're most comfortable. Relaxing before you go into a social situation can help you open up more, be honest with people, and to let your guard down when you're in a social setting. If you're not feeling tense, you'll also be more likely to embrace social situations instead of fearing them. Plus, relaxation will help calm any anxiety you may be feeling. Practice deep breathing to overcome moments of anxiety. For your upcoming in particular interview and in general Rehearse the least anxiety-provoking activity mentally. Use your imagination to pretend that you are fully engaged in the activity. Visualize each step in the process. For example, if you’ve been invited to a party where you think you will embarrass yourself, this might be a great activity to rehearse. You could start by visualizing that you are arriving to the location. Next you can visualize walking up the driveway and knocking on the door. Imagine that you are sitting down next to an attractive person. Visualize yourself talking to the person, laughing, and both of you enjoying the conversation. See yourself having a drink or eating without soiling your clothing. Continue to visualize each step of the anxiety-provoking event. As you mentally rehearse the event, try to imagine the details in your mind’s eye. Pretend that you’ve teleported yourself there so that you can see all of the vivid details of your surroundings. Also, incorporate your other senses during the rehearsal. This will help it to feel more real. Change your diet. Stimulants such caffeine and nicotine can increase anxiety symptoms. Alcohol can also trigger anxiety attacks, so be careful when drinking. Know the difference between drinking to calm nerves and drinking in excess Lastly, reduce the concentration on yourself, engage with your surroundings. Observe the people around you and your environment. Focus on listening to what is being said, and stay away from engaging negative thoughts. When you notice yourself focusing on your thoughts or what people think of you, flip your attention away from yourself. There are many such things that you can follow and be anxiety free. If nothing helps anxiety goes out of proportion seek medication but therapy can help you way more than that. All the best:)
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I am suffering from panic attack/disorder from Nov. 2009.Doctor prescribed mostly Daxid 1000.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from panic attack/disorder from Nov. 2009.Doctor prescribed mostly Daxid 1000.
is ur panic controlled, if so feel happy. daxid is not first drug of choice, if it s not controlled or u have side effects, discuss with him or get a second opinion
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I forget things such as keys, debit cards etc. And often misplace them. Also I struggle to focus on a single task for an extended length of time. Also I tend to focus more on things that I enjoy like reading novels. I'm often disorganized. Do I have ADHD?

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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Hi Using marijuana and hash from the age of 13, using daily from last 3 years in increasing quantities. Having problems memorizing and concentrating quite stressed any medication for quitting.

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
Kindly consult your family doctor or some general physician. Try and find out about narcotics anonymous groups in your locality and join them.
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Well, I have an uncle. He is suffering from jaundice will bilirubin about 14. He was addicted to alcohol but is controlling himself. Thing is he is suffering from hallucination. He looks a lot many things which isn't there .What could be the reason or solution?

MS general surgery, DNB (Surgical gastroenterology), Fellowship in Liver transplantation
Hepatologist, Delhi
Well, I have an uncle. He is suffering from jaundice will bilirubin about 14. He was addicted to alcohol but is contr...
Bilirubin 14 in an alcoholic patient and altered mental status are signs of decompensated liver disease. Take him to hospital.
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I have been talking to myself a lot nowadays. I can somehow feel this change in my thinking. Since a last few years I've been recreating situations that almost match the real life background and living through them mentally. First I thought it was just my imagination but now it's getting me confused between the incidents that happened in real and in my imagination.I can feel both slowly mixing up because I am forgetting what had actually happened in reality and thinking my perception as what actually happened. I see myself in many worse situations sometime like me dying or hospitalized having some deadly disease and talk to myself creating proper dialogues to all the characters in my perception and soon start believing that perception really did happen.I have sudden head acha or blank mind. Nowadays I cannot concentrate properly. My brain is stuck to the task of figuring out throughout my life what exactly was a perception and what was reality.Please help. A few days back I started talking to my friend about the jokes we cracked in class during boring math lecture n how we had chatted on a sheet of paper like always n I clearly remember the jokes n how we had passed that sheet to another one of our friends n she could not help but laugh n when I started talking about it they said it never happened n the friend I was chatting was apparently absent to school that day.I remember keeping that chat sheet into my math book so on hearing that I checked it to prove them wrong n found absolutely nothing in my math book Last year when I was in 10th grade we had about a week holiday before our farewell party.One day I saw a perception of witnessing the farewell party all the even speeches announcement my batch mates talking everything.For three days I was living with the fact that farewell party was over until my friend came to my house saying if I had chose myself a dress for farewell. Once last year after my board annual exams of 10th grade we have about3 month long vacation.One day during the vacation I suddenly started studying thinking my exams weren't over n I was on my one month study vacation before exams. Its creeping me out.I dont even remember half the things that happened really.When i was talking to my friends a few days back about our manali tour i found out that more than half the things i thought happened there were just a part of my imagination. N then people claim im fake n lie to people where in reality i don't know which is the truth anyway. Please i need help!

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, You are 17, and weigh 102, Meanwhile You have developed recently, excessive talking and and which is not real to others what you think and you are imagining according to you. You have an organic Brain syndrome and need to rule out endocrine /TLE/ and other causes. Please investigate and take appropriate medication or advise.
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I'm suffering from stress problem. Unable to remain happy. I feel unhappy n get angry very quickly. Even now I don't like my favorite goods, foods etc. Health is also deteriorating day by day. please advise.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I'm suffering from stress problem. Unable to remain happy. I feel unhappy n get angry very quickly. Even now I don't ...
Lybrate-user. Stress is very subjective phenomenon. So lets discuss how to overcome it. Try to analyse your thoughts coz abnormak thoughts many times create problem for u. And you must b keeping thinking lot about them. So you need to control your thiughts and for that start meditation and yoga which would strengthen your mind. Cultivate your hobbies start following an organised schedule for your day talk to your frndz except about steess. Give quality time time to your family. Write your good thoughts and achievements in a diary. Write your plans in a diary. And start brisk walk everyday or at least 4days a week. And you r really depressed you can consukt a psychiatrist! please take care of yourself!
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Sir/mam I am a player of boxing so when my turn came to fight I become nervous and my stomach start paining and loose motion starts so how can I over come thie problem.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir/mam I am a player of boxing so when my turn came to fight I become nervous and my stomach start paining and loose...
It s again situational anxiety. There are medications to reduce this which can be taken 2-3 hours before bout.
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I am prepare competitive exam last 2 year, that's why I am suffering from under family pressure, what I do removed my depression, please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Trivandrum
I am prepare competitive exam last 2 year, that's why I am suffering from under family pressure, what I do removed my...
Hello lybrate-user. First thing is to b self confident. As you are preparing for a competitive exam since 2 years. That shows your passion. I appreaciate you for not dropping the same even after 2 years of your preparations. So keep moving. Dnt bother about what others are telling, you are the person to decide your future. Convince your parents & siblings for the same. Be strong. Find time to engage in some other activities rather than studies, like listening music, gardening, cooking etc. Have faith in almighty. Do your prayers for atleast 15 minutes. Do pranayama, breathing exercise, meditation at early hours. It will help you to be fresh in whole day. Try hard, dream high. Success will be yours. Wishing you all the very best. Wishes & prayers. Take care.
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I have a problem since 2 years. Think its psychological. I try to understand it but my brain not totally accepted reality what I want. My problem is I never realize the time. I don't know why this happened to me. When I tried to learn something from my book or to do some exercise on that time when I watch clock then I know 4 to 5 hour are spent. Please help. I don't know why my brain is so slow. Please give me some advice.

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 problem since 2 years. Think its psychological. I try to understand it but my brain not totally accepted rea...
Dear, that is really nice. I would say you are blessed. You are able to continuously read for 5 hours or so. But you must also understand and be aware of surroundings. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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I am 23 years old male. I trying to stop smocking. How can I stop that bad habit. And is der any tablets for stop smoking in market. Of der pls tell me. If I stop suddenly what happens.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You need to meet with a doctor to get a prescription for medicines to aid in smoking cessation. 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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I met with an accident 2 years ago. I lost my both legs in that accident. Since then I am suffering from depression. Is there a way I can come out of all this nd a happy life.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I met with an accident 2 years ago. I lost my both legs in that accident. Since then I am suffering from depression. ...
Hi lybrate-user, what you are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, stress which ensues after a trauma in your case accident. We can not reverse the damage but we have to live and so why not live gracefully accepting how we are and be positive. That's the most you can do. Psychotherapy will help you immensely. Share and get treatment in the form of counseling/therapy. On assessment if depression is there, medication can be advised consult with me for same. All the best.
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My son has wheezing problem and now his voice is not clear. What can be the solution for this.

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. Infant voice problems correct itself. Don't worry. Follow the child specialist's advice. Take care.
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I am preparing for md exam, and I am normal all time but as the exam came I got depressed and got lost my sleep-late at 2 am and wake at5 am started weeping and even by seeing others girl studying got more depressed please suggest some method to avoid it bcoz it is decreasing my performance.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I am preparing for md exam, and I am normal all time but as the exam came I got depressed and got lost my sleep-late ...
Hello lybrate-user to get depressed after seeing other person is not good you should have good faith in god n confidence at yourself that you can do that, when ever you feel depressed you take deep breath n relax your self. U can ask for further details.
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I am suffering from leg pain daily during night can you suggest wat could be done sometime whole body pain.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from leg pain daily during night can you suggest wat could be done sometime whole body pain.
Tiredness of muscle so tk muscle relaxant medicine and heat fermentation and do stretching exercise rest must otherwise physiotherapy treatment.
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I am noticing that I am suffering hyper tension. Is there any specific reason for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Rajkot
I am noticing that I am suffering hyper tension. Is there any specific reason for this.
Hello, there are many cause for hypertension. In today's era, most common cause for hypertension in young and middle aged person is stress, tension or anxiety. Other cause are like, smoking being overweight or obese lack of physical activity too much salt in the diet too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day) stress older age genetics family history of high blood pressure chronic kidney disease adrenal and thyroid disorders sleep apnea your age is 32years, so most probably it is due to some stress.
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I want to know how to quit my smoking and drinking habit. Please give me a answer for this here. It's really important for me and my family.

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 Puneet, Welcome to lybrate. Smoking and drinking addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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