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Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan

89 (16 ratings)
MBBS, M.D. Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  500 - 600 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
Dr. Sankara Subbu Saravanan 89% (16 ratings) MBBS, M.D. Psychiatry 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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MBBS - Tirunelveli Medical College - 2006
M.D. Psychiatry - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) - 2011
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English

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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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My on is suffering from depression. He has exam phobia. He is very near to mother. Always mother guided him. He is in last year of graduation Higher heart beats and Higher BP.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My on is suffering from depression. He has exam phobia. He is very near to mother. Always mother guided him. He is in...
Please consult a counsellor for your son's exam phobia. He needs systematic therapy. The counsellor will explore his fear and his depression. At he same time his mother's importance in his life and how it affects his studies also can be explored. It will be helpful if you start taking interest in his future plans and guide him. He might be missing help from his father. His higher heart beats and bp shows anxiety. The counsellor will help him to reduce his anxiety. Kindly take an appointment with a counsellor.
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I have a habit of smoking. I want to leave this habit tell me the solution. Thanx.

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Nicotine replacement treatment by way of chewing gums or patch is available over the counter. If it doesn't work for you, psychiatrist can prescribe specific medicines that alter craving and therapy to manage cravings.
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Hello, I wanted to know whether you have treatment for advanced stage of dementia? It should result in stopping the degeneration & restoring lost functions.

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Hello,
I wanted to know whether you have treatment for advanced stage of dementia? It should result in stopping the d...
Hi Unfortunately what you r wanting is not available anywhere in the world to the best of my knowledge. Yes if you lower your expectations. Still a lot can be done to provide relief. Remember one has to be realistic. I hope this helps Wishing you the best Rgds.
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Is alzheimer's curable or have any treatment? Please advise.

DM, MD, MBBS
Neurologist,
Alzheimer is not curable like many other diseases, but certain symptoms can be controlled if troublesome
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink and does our tolerance change with again?

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 Ajay. Welcome to lybrate. A person above 50 will be naturally ageing. Secondly there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a poison and your liver will be damaged even if you take a single peg. Take care.
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I'm in love with a girl from 5 years. Before 3 months we broke up. I can't forget her. I still love her and can't sleep well at nights. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I'm in love with a girl from 5 years. Before 3 months we broke up. I can't forget her. I still love her and can't sle...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a love. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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I Lost Somebody Last Year And I Keep Feeling Depressed. What Should I Do Not Have To 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
I Lost Somebody Last Year And I Keep Feeling Depressed. What Should I Do Not Have To Do.
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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My friend smokes and drinks a lot. She is not able to control it. Please tell how to control it?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Your friend should be ready for giving up these habits. She might be going through some stress which needs to be addressed and learn to manage it more effectively. She might have to go for de addiction and rehab centre to stay away. Also join alcohol annonimous to stay with the new decision of abstinence.
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I want to Control My Mind. I cnot stop my mind whn its distracted from Goal. M occurring Many problems like stress, Demotivatd, unhappy please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I want to Control My Mind.
I cnot stop my mind whn its distracted from Goal.
M occurring Many problems like stress, D...
Consult clinical psychologist and get motivational counselling, it will help u. Eat fresh healthy food, have physical exercise for 30 mins a day, manage time well, reduce time with gadgets, avoid smoking and drinking (if you do) and have a good sleep for 8 hours. Things will happen positively.
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I am 50 years old. I am feeling lonely always. Though I am pre occupied with heavy work still I am feeling aloof. I do not want to talk with any body. I do not encourage friends much. I do not believe any body. Some times some questions arise in my mind. What is the purpose of my life? Is it necessary to live still longer?

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Homeopath, Chennai
I am 50 years old. I am feeling lonely always. Though I am pre occupied with heavy work still I am feeling aloof. I d...
Dear lybrate user mind is the supreme controlling power of body since its pathology can not be seen scientifically only homoeopathic medicines which are selected based on your constitution will cure you also try to be more social daily exercise and eat more vegetables and fruits.
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How to do meditation as I want to remove my depression. I' m 19 year old boy suffering from depression from around 2-2. 5 yrs. So is there any way out?

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Yes, you can meditate but more importantly please speak to a psychologist and a psychiatrist so that they can understand the reasons behind depression. After that, you can be given medicines along with counseling. I' m sure it' ll help a lot.
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Acupressurist, Chennai
Control your Anxiety:

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).
These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.
Examples of anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. A person can have more than one anxiety disorder.
Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.
Acupuncture Treatment for Anxiety:
The realities of treating anxiety are that different people require different treatments, even when suffering from the same type of anxiety. That's because different people have different personalities, different needs, and of course, different symptoms. That's why to get a personalized treatment and depending on root cause Acupuncture will give long lasting results,
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What are the side effects of esperal 250mg. If we use continue sly.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
You may get any side effects mentioned in literature. You can google and find out. You will have a serious reaction if you consume alcohol.
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What should we do daily to quit habit of smoking in our regular schedule.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
When quitting, you must take one day at a time. 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 in 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 heart beat 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 chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or 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.
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My brother is 30 years old. He is a severe alcoholic from past many Years. After so many days of constant boozing he is infected with Acute pancreatitis. We consulted gastroenterologist and cured with medications. And again he started boozing soon after he just felt alright. Even the doctor warned him not to booze. After few days pancreas attacked again for 5-6 times. He goes to doctor and he will stop boozing for few days and when he feels good he start again until the pancreas kicks him. This story repeated got 5-6 times. Once he also had a severe pain and pancreas attacked very badly and pseudo cysts formed around pancreas. He was in ICU for around 20 days in very serious condition. By the grace of God he also cured from that deadly pancreas attack. We have invested so much money and saved his life. Doctor has warned no to consume alcohol in any manner if consumed then you have to get ready to die. After seeing that deadly attack his wife given divorce. And after 6 - 8 months he was all fine and got a job with good package. He didn't consumed alcohol for about 1 year. All went fine. But from the past 1 month he started boozing again. Yesterday he boozed in such a way that he was literally unconscious. Me and my family unable to control his. We have warned him so many times even though he didn't listen to us and consume alcohol. We want to save him. I don't understand what to do now. How can I stop him consuming alcohol before it kills him. Please someone help me with your suggestions.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hi, In this situation please visit a psychiatrist cum de-addiction specialist having inpatient services. According to research 50 to 70 % substance user have co-morbid psychiatric illness. It will definitely work.
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I have body since 2 months. What can I do? Especially spinal chord pain is more. Please suggest some medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have body since 2 months. What can I do? Especially spinal chord pain is more. Please suggest some medicine.
take protein diet, green vegetable diet, dal, paneer, cheese, fruits, eggs etc, drink 3-4 litre of water daily, take cap autrin 1 cap od 1 hr walk daily,take tab dolo 1 tab sos it will help you,thank you
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I have social anxiety disorder. I am taking sulpitac 50 mg since 5 years. This medicine is not working good for me. It has also some side effects which I feel. Refer me a good medicine with less side effect please.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I have social anxiety disorder. I am taking sulpitac 50 mg since 5 years. This medicine is not working good for me. I...
Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail before prescribing any medication. Without a proper history it is not possible to recommend any lines of treatment. You may consult me for further management if required.
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My daughter in 11th class in dps delhi. I am a army officer. How can I stop my daughter, she interact/meet with boy friends.Please suggest

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, I suggest you to understand the age group adolescents. They are always probing for friend ship. In your daughter's case, there may not be anything other than friend ship. You must trust her rather than distrust. Trust makes her behavior better. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve her problem. Let me know if she is willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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Feeling to have breath problems after I had inhaled some gas from the sac of rice in which sulphas was kept at a distance from me. Consulted doctor at that time everything right but still when I concentrate on my breath I feel some breathing problems. It remains alright when I am busy in my work. Is it my terror or anything else.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Feeling to have breath problems after I had inhaled some gas from the sac of rice in which sulphas was kept at a dist...
Yes it is your terror or anxiety. You can be relaxed as it is not there when you are busy. Just inhaling will not cause any long lasting serious effect.
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I am addicted for smoking please help me how I leave this addiction. I am 29 years old.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Congrats for your desire to quit smoking. It is now important that you actually do it and persevere with it. When you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. I guess you know all the harm cigarettes do to your system, which is why I suppose you are seeking to quit. But now you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. 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, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may 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.
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