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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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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.

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Fight and flight response is natural to all and is given for our survival. You can not and should not stop it but refine it. Learn to address and face the situation in a refined manner.

Helo I am not feeling well. Sore throat, body pain, fever, unusual feeling during urination like heaviness in lower abdomen, little pain during intercourse, and sometimes mild pain on sides and back.

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I am suffering from headache with hotness and strain in my eyes. I am felling thirsty even after I drink water. While studying I feel pressure and strain in my head and l am not able to concentrate due to uneasiness. Please suggest me some remedy.

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I am suffering from headache with hotness and strain in my eyes. I am felling thirsty even after I drink water. While...
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How does smoking of weed effects in long term and what precocious need to be taken?

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The immediate effects of taking marijuana include rapid heart beat, disorientation, lack of physical coordination, often followed by depression or sleepiness. Some users suffer panic attacks or anxiety. But the problem does not end there. According to scientific studies, the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, remains in the body for weeks or even months. Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke. One major research study reported that a single cannabis joint could cause as much damage to the lungs as up to five regular cigarettes smoked one after another. Long-time joint smokers often suffer from bronchitis, an inflammation of the respiratory tract. The drug can affect more than your physical health. Studies in Australia in 2008 linked years of heavy marijuana use to brain abnormalities. This is backed up by earlier research on the long-term effects of marijuana, which indicate changes in the brain similar to those caused by long-term abuse of other major drugs. And a number of studies have shown a connection between continued marijuana use and psychosis. Marijuana can change the structure of sperm cells, deforming them. Thus even small amounts of marijuana can cause temporary sterility in men. Marijuana use can also disrupt a woman’s menstrual cycle.(29) Studies show that the mental functions of people who have smoked a lot of marijuana tend to be diminished. The THC in cannabis disrupts nerve cells in the brain, affecting memory. Cannabis is one of the few drugs that causes abnormal cell division, which leads to severe hereditary defects. A pregnant woman who regularly smokes marijuana or hashish may give birth prematurely to an undersized, underweight baby. Over the last 10 years many children of marijuana users have been born with reduced initiative and lessened abilities to concentrate and pursue life goals. Studies also suggest that prenatal (before birth) use of the drug may result in birth defects, mental abnormalities and increased risk of leukemia (cancer of the bone marrow) in children.

I'm 19 years old (m) 5'7ft 57 kg Due to depression and alone all the time I do not talk to people who ever comes to talk to me I always ignore saying that im busy I do not want to say that but im habituated staying alone thus why I ignore them whem im sad there is nobody by this I can not abel to concentrate in my studies I try to but my phone start singing a song which makes me distract what to do please help me to come out from depression since 6 months.

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Several factors may contribute to depression in women. Genes women with a family history of depression may be more likely to develop it than those whose families do not have the illness. Brain chemistry and hormones? people with depression have different brain chemistry than those of people without the illness. Also, the hormones that control emotions and mood can affect brain chemistry. During certain times of a woman's life, her hormones may be changing, which may affect her brain chemistry. For example, after having a baby (postpartum period), hormones and physical changes may be overwhelming. Some women experience postpartum depression, a serious form of depression that needs treatment. Other times of hormonal change, such as transition into menopause, may increase a woman's risk for depression. Stress? loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship, or any stressful situation may trigger depression in some women.

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Lack of sleep is the most common cause. Too little restful sleep can also lead to mood changes and anxiety, which in turn can contribute to memory impairment.
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My wife aged 38 yrs does house hold work while taking bath. She does not allow anyone to touch her belongings. She spents even 6-8 hours a day pouring water upon her and doing routine job. If someone interrupts she becomes furious. Sometimes she removes her clothes and lie down and becomes very abusive. She doesn't allow anyone to come my house. The problem persists since her adolescence. I feel very disturbed due to her habit. Please help me if there is any medication for her.

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Dear , from the given symptoms it is sure that your wife is suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd). She needs psychiatric treatment and psychotherapy. Please consult a psychiatrist immediately. Take care.

Sir, I have problem of nervousness. I get very much nervous particularly any problem occur related to health specially related to my child. Always the worst thing comes in my mind and that thought captures my entire mind. I get so nervous that I become shivering and useless. Always some negative thought only about illness of my children moves in my mind more when I remain out of my House. Always I keep thinking about welfare of them. I don't want to go on tour because of this suspicion and this fear has become so serious that my daily life has total disturbed. My mind and thinking is totally captured with the fear of diseases. My total life is disturbed because of the same. Sir, Please advice is there any treatment of this mental problem which I have been facing from my childhood. Regards.

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Dear lybrate-user, one of the common phobias, is disease phobia. It needs treatment since it prevents your quality of life - avoiding tours and becoming useless in times of need. Though you have been suffering from your childhood, at that time not much is expected from you. Now at 48 years, your wife and child may expect you to act boldly and make them feel secure. Please come on personal consultation to get the diagnosis and other details, to plan your treatment. The treatment may be anxiolytic and/or antidepressant tablets, if necessary. Or may be talk therapy to question and challenge negative automatic thoughts which makes you nervous.

I always feel depressed because of every lil bad talk. Nd plx tell me the medicine for dark circles of eyes? Also tell me tell me the medicine or any precaution for general weakness of legs n arms.

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I have ocd. And I am prescribed with the following medications: sertraline 1- 0 - 1 100 mg fluvoxamine 1 - 0 - 1 100 mg risperidone 0 - 0 - 1 4 mg clomipramine 0 - 0 - 1 75 mg etizolam 1 - 0 - 0 0.5 mg.is this drugging alright. For ocd from a psychiatric point of view.

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Hello. The prescription includes all major drugs used for OCD but whether it is apt cannot be said unless viewed long term. Drugs are given matching the patient's profile. Hence it is better to consult a psychiatrist for the same.

I am 8 years old, not able to pay attention in studies, I would like to play any game, interested, continuously, without bothering time. Please advise.

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10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.

I m always frustrated, sad, angry. I m very touche kind of a person . I was the same from childhood because of some family problems but 2 years ago after a break up . This things are really increased . And due to these things i am failing in everything studies . Frienship . Family relation everything . I behave like a lunatic sometimes . I have tried docters . Meditation and other things but no results

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You are turning into an emotional wreck at the rate you are letting the situation at home affect you. I do not envy you and neither do I think you can be completely immune to the events at home. But for your own sanity and wellbeing, you must take life into your own hands and make it a success. Quickly get yourself organized: schedule your day from morning to evening with studies, socializing, entertaining yourself, exercising, sleeping well, eating healthily, and praying. If I am not wrong, you may not have had therapy in parallel with medication. If so, that would have been the reason for the failure of this approach. You must support the medication with some talk therapy and develop some skills around how to handle yourself with the family situation to your advantage. Your life, your mental wellbeing, and your development are in your hands. If you live blaming the circumstances for your condition, you will fight a losing battle. I recommend you read a book by Scott M Peck entitled, The Road Less Travelled. It will guide you to live wonderfully, with values, and with love. Spend time with friends and perhaps go out of the house too, so that you are disconnected from all the happenings around your home. Ideally, I would love for you to face these circumstances and learn to change your response. You can?t change them, but you surely can learn how to adapt without getting too perturbed by them. In fact you can learn to even enjoy yourself, because of their antics! I would love to know how you did. So keep me posted.

I take alcohol in large scale what can I do ?

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Dear , Alcohol 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 see 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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Physical illness can trigger depression

If you have depression, a thorough physical exam and careful medical history should be evaluated to pinpoint a physical source of the problem for an appropriate treatment.

In depression not only look for what?s going on in the mind and brain but also check what?s going on in the body. Many medical problems are linked to mood disturbances.

Over fifty percent of heart attack survivors and those with cancer report feeling depressed. Depression is also linked to diabetes, Parkinson?s and other chronic conditions.

Depression too can affect the course of a physical disease. Depression is linked with slower recovery from a heart attack and an increased risk for future heart trouble.

Thyroid disorders also affect mood. Overactive thyroid can cause mania and under active thyroid can cause depression. Other medical conditions associated with mood disorders include certain neurological conditions (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson?s disease, Alzheimer?s), other hormonal imbalances, and lack of vitamin B12.

My relative is suffering from wiered issue. She is washing her hand every time. She don't want to touch wall also. She is feeling that this is dirty. Is there any possiblity to recover from this issue?

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This is called ocd or obsessive-compulsive disorder. The obsession is a repeated thought pattern that is not productive and it leads to a repeated action behavior that is compulsive and also non-productive. The person will usually believe that if the behavior is repeated a certain number of times, the problem will disappear. In some people it can be quite crippling. So if it has not reached serious proportions take her to meet with a counselor to resolve the same. The ocd is founded on fear, and the compulsive behavior is magically believed to resolve the same. The counselor will help her identify the fear and help her deal with it in healthy and normal ways. She must be cooperative and very communicative for any success. The therapy may be for long-term and so she has to be patient and never drop out thinking that she is done with it. Let the counselor decide that with her. You must also involve her parents in all this. If the counselor thinks it is serious enough that medication is required, that person will send her to a psychiatrist. Whatever happens do not discontinue the therapy until she feels completely out of this problem. Her particular problem is a fear of infection: the fetish is about cleanliness and germs, which is in fact all over the place and cannot be completely eradicated except in very sterile surroundings. Our immune system can quite easily handle it but if she is stressed by the fear, she can in fact become infected due to lowered immunity, and will not know it or accept it anyway.

Good morning Doctor, I am 35 years old and I have lost my 4 teeth and I am unable to chew any thing. I went to doctors and they have advised that its a symptoms of aggressive periodontist, Please suggest what to do and how can I save my all the teeth.

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Good morning Doctor, I am 35 years old and I have lost my 4 teeth and I am unable to chew any thing. I went to doctor...
this condition develops due to poor oral hygiene. deposition of plaque and calculus around teeth cause gum infection which becomes aggressive when body defence is low. visit a periodontist for your proper treatment. first of all you need to get your teeth professionally cleaned. you can use antibiotic mouth rinses twice a day. brush twice a day with soft bristle brush. rinse your mouth after every meal.
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