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Dr. Sivabalan Elangovan

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Sivabalan Elangovan MBBS, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Chennai
11 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Sivabalan Elangovan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Periyar Nagar, Chennai. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 11 years. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - Psychiatry. You can visit him at The Psychiatric Clinic in Periyar Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sivabalan Elangovan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Trichi Medical College - 2005
MD - Psychiatry - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 2011
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Indian Psychiatric Society

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What are the symptoms of depression and what are the health side effect of depression.

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What are the symptoms of depression and what are the health side effect of depression.
It is almost one and the same question: The symptoms and effects are the same. What Are Symptoms of Depression? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include the following: • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions • Fatigue and decreased energy • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping • Irritability, restlessness • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, includingsex • Overeating or appetite loss • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
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My husband has a habit of forgetting things. He is in a private job and has a lot of workpressure. Medically he is fit we have got the blood examinations done and there is no issue found in the reports. What can I do naturally to improve his memory power.

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My husband has a habit of forgetting things. He is in a private job and has a lot of workpressure. Medically he is fi...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to 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. Take care.
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I do not know but I feel lonely. And I just over think a lot. I am loosing my zest for studies or any work. Its just my brain is puzzled! Please advice me . What should i do ?

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I do not know but I feel lonely. And I just over think a lot. I am loosing my zest for studies or any work. Its just ...
If you are feeling lonely then you should make friends or you can spend time reading books or with your hobby.

Dear Doctor, I am 35 years old male and i am not working and i am suffering from mental illness which I noticed myself I think lot about past and future after then I get nervous and depression from this I am facing lack of confidence and I couldn't do any work with confidently now a days I am getting angry from silly unusual things and I will get panic when doing work. May be I am suffering from some mental disorders from this I am getting mentally weaker day by day and am going to get Marry soon but I am worrying how should I lead my Life happily and confidently in my career and personal life please suggest some helpful things. And please suggest how to overcome stress and how to get rid out from depression and anxiety.

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Dear Doctor, I am 35 years old male and i am not working and i am suffering from mental illness which I noticed mysel...
Hello. I can understand your condition. The feelings of helplessness that you are describing are result of depressed mood and negative thinking. It happens sometimes that our minds think over the past too much and this makes us feel negative and low about ourselves. Thinking about past events may be considered a normal phenomena but when this gets out of control and we keep reverting to thoughts about past happenings, then we find ourselves caught up in a circle of negative thinking. We are not able to relieve us from such mental load and find no direction as how to come out of it. We develop a negative view of ourselves and we are not able to feel good about ourselves. This makes us more depressed and we feel incapable of doing anything. We get stuck to past and find ourselves helpless in face of any challenging circumstances. A new event of marriage is making you vulnerable to feel more depressed and helpless as you are unemployed and occupied in your past. This is a state of depression and it seems you may be having clinical depression which needs to be diagnosed by a mental health professional and treated in time. You are going to start a new phase of your life and therefore you need hope, courage and motivation to enter this new phase. So this is the right time for you to seek professional help and make yourself feel better about yourself. You need to work and find meaning in life. You MUST meet a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist as soon as possible.
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My father expired 17 days ago now I am very depression tel how I come out of this depression.

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My father expired 17 days ago now I am very depression tel how I come out of this depression.
This is grief period it will take time you should go through this grief period it will subside in few months if you r very much depressed that you cannot do any activity like work and other routine please meet a psychiatrist.
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My sister have some problematic like she is washing her hands regularly. She is not touch any thing. She take bath more than one and half hour. She is not listen our words. What we have to do. Please give suggestion. She have 2 children one boy and one girl.

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Hello, thanks for the query. What is your sisters age? since when these problem behaviors have started? these behaviors are suggestive of a mental illness named ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder) which can be completely controlled with help of some medications & counselling. If you need help, you can revert back to me or consult a psychiatrist. Good luck.

I am a 27 year old man who for the past 3 months have been extremely scared about developing schizophrenia. I have no voices or hallucinations. But I started feeling extremely detached from everything and everyone around me. I have also started feeling extremely scared of random mundane things especially objects making noise like an air conditioner or birds chirping or a fan moving. I get scared and bothered. Is this psychosis?

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I am a 27 year old man who for the past 3 months have been extremely scared about developing schizophrenia. I have no...
Schizophrenia does not mean just hearing voices. There are many types of psychosis and schizophrenia wherein there are no hallucinations, get urself evaluated by a psychiatrist and clear your doubts.

I am suffering from chest pain like middle poking and chest anxiety and below the arm and coughing regularly about 2 years.

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I am suffering from chest pain like middle poking and chest anxiety and below the arm and coughing regularly about 2 ...
Hi lybrate-user, If you have got all your tests done, and everything came out to be normal you are suffering from Anxiety disorder. Start with medication of Anxiety. It might help you to know that anxious people tend to breathe in faulty ways, hence the emphasis on breathing exercises as part of relaxation exercises. Examples of faulty breathing include mouth breathing, sighing and hyperventilating. This can cause chest discomfort, because it not only strains the accessory muscles (those between the ribs and at the top of the ribcage, between the shoulders and the neck), but also can irritate the cartilage between the ribs. Either of these things (or both together) can cause localized chest pain and tenderness as well as" crushing" “stabbing” or" stitches" - painful muscle spasms in the chest wall. The next time you get this chest pain, notice how you are breathing. If your breathing is faulty as described above, then close your mouth and breathe through your nose. Combine this with a mild analgesic such as Paracetamol and relaxation exercises or a relaxation CD. If you can tolerate a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine such as Ibuprofen, this will also help. Hopefully this will allow the muscles to rest and relax so that you experience much less discomfort in your chest or none at all. Remember that muscle spasm is very painful, and as you have had anxiety for some time it isn't surprising that your chest and neck muscles are affected. The other thing with breathing is to try shifting your focus to your belly. Remember that it's your diaphragm moving down, not your ribs moving out, that facilitates breathing. Your diaphragm moves, pulling air into your lungs, which expands your ribcage. Place your hands lightly on your belly and feel it move up and down. You can even expand your belly muscles as if to breathe down there. Let your ribs do what they like – just try not to think about them (easier said than done, I know). This sort of breathing is taught in yoga and can be very helpful. Please consult a psychologist for psychotherapy and anxiety management.
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Dear Doctor, I was having gastro issue earlier and went to the endoscopy it's calm down now! Some times I use to have heartpalpication when am getting vomiting and nervousness, finally consult a cardiologist from mixture hospital Hyderabad. After his consultant he said. Not to worry this is because anxiety, for anxiety is that dangerous and related to Psychology. I was not getting sleep so doctor suggested to have TRIKA 0.5 mg, should I take this every day after food / do I take for long time! Please clear my doubts! Suggested medicine: Trika 0.5 tablet, is this tablet has a side effects! / not? Thank you all,

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I was having gastro issue earlier and went to the endoscopy it's calm down now! Some times I use to have...
Trika 0.5 mg is alprazolam, which can be taken for short duration only, maximum 2 weeks. If anxiety requires treatment for long, kindly consult a psychiatrist, who will give better and more appropriate medications. Trika when taken on a longer run cam cause early dementia, shrinking of brain, memory loss, personality changes, withdrawal seizures, irriability and depression. So kindly avoid it, mostly people are made addicted to trika by cardiologist and physician who see the cardiac parameters and sleep and are unaware of the side effects it produces to the mind/ brain. All the best.

I am diagnosed by my doctor as to have bipolar disorder. I am under medication for last 9 months. But I am still depressed. I am prescribed to take Divalproex Sodium 250 m. G. And Fluoxetine 40 mg a day. What should I do?

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It can be a crippling disease if not treated, and if treated early, the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a counsellor apart from your psychiatrist and you must then follow the medication and therapy prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime, you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in an appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also, you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation are good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you are doing fine and that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor.

My husband had extra marital affair. But now he said all is over. But I am unable to trust him. All the time when he is out I thought that he is with that lady. This thinking is spoiling my life, our relation also our kids suffering what should I do?

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Dear , relax! I understand how you must be feeling. I understand its difficult to trust in such conditions. But your imagination will definitely will spoil things. Don't feel rejected or dejected or ditched or feeling of being fooled. Sometimes such affairs just happen. These are insignificant events of life. Take charge of your life. And stay happy try to behave normally, meet any counsellor face to face.
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Almost one year I lost my sound. Not able to speak. Because no sound. Only air is coming out. I was okk. But when I had spicy food. Suddenly I lost my sound. Lots of meditation are doing every day. But no use. Please advice me by giving a name of a medicine. I'm in France. Please give a good medicine name.

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Dear Suhail. Loss of voice completely is not a normal or common case. Whole of vocal chords must be involved. Please follow the present treatment or consult an experienced ENT surgeon. Take care
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I use to feel weakness during studying. Please recommend me on of the best tricks to be healthy.

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HI 1) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods, 2) sleep upto 10-10.30 pm, 3) avoid coffee and tea, A) Eat 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jiggery during meals, B) Take 200 ml of fresh butter milk with pinch of saindhav lavan after meals, C) take 30 ml of aamla juice along with 15 ml of honey in morning on empty stomach, D) take fresh juice of beet or pomegranate in morning instead of breakfast, E) do yoga and anuloma-viloma pranayam regularly for 20-30 minutes do all these things for 15 days…gives you good result…THANKS.

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Mental Health: Ways to Tackle to Dementia In Elderly

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Am 21 year old male. I have these mixed emotions most of the time. Am neither sad nor happy, I tend to have a different perspective on things and I like to avoid social company as much as possible. One can say am too cold-hearted when it comes to emotions but I just can't figure it out where it's depression or stress ?

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Am 21 year old male. I have these mixed emotions most of the time. Am neither sad nor happy, I tend to have a differe...
It seems u r under depression. May be it is in mild form. Something may have gone wrong. Do meditation, yoga that will give u definitely to fight With stress. Along with this, u require medicine. Homeopathic medicine r the best for this purpose, because it doesn't cause untoward side effects

Sir I am 30 years old I have a habit of smoking I tried to leave it but unable to do the same kindly tell me any way for the same

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Dear, as you are already aware smoking is dangerous. Apart from the nicotine related addiction and health hazards, you inhale more than 4000 carcinogenic chemicals when you smoke. There is also a high risk of developing these problems to other people near you through passive smoking. Awareness is the basic for quitting smoking. Awareness provides will power. Know more about tobacco smoking health effects. For craving or withdrawal symptoms you can use nicotine chewing gums or nicotine patches. There are other way by gradual reducing and keeping some promises. Promise yourself, that you will not smoke in office, at home, in front of family members and dear friends etc. Never buy cigerettes in packets. Whenever you feel like smoking, go to the shop and buy one. Keep these promises strictly and you will see the quantity reduces drastically. Then you can stop it gradually. Take care.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
Hi. There are 2 major reasons when you overeat - emotional eating, or compulsive eating (binge eating)! Over time, compulsive overeating usually leads to obesity. Obesity, in turn, causes numerous medical complications, including: Type 2 diabetes Gallbladder disease High cholesterol High blood pressure Heart disease Certain types of cancer Osteoarthritis Joint and muscle pain Gastrointestinal problems Sleep apnea Management: -Manage stress. These may include exercising, meditating, using sensory relaxation strategies, and practicing simple breathing exercises. -Eat three meals a day plus healthy snacks. -Avoid temptation. Remove the temptation by clearing your fridge and cupboards of your favorite binge foods. -Stop dieting. The deprivation and hunger of strict dieting can trigger food cravings and the urge to overeat. -Exercise. Not only will exercise help you lose weight in a healthy way, but it also lifts depression, improves overall health, and reduces stress. -Instead of snacking when you're bored, distract yourself. Take a walk, call a friend, read, or take up a hobby such as painting or gardening. -Get enough sleep. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Silicea 30/ thrice a day for 3 weeks and Cina !M/ once daily at night for 1 week. Revert back.
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Due to continuous stress n frowning face. I have developed forehead wrinkles. Which are slightly visible. What do do for them? I don't want any surgery. Am just 23 years old.

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Due to continuous stress n frowning face. I have developed forehead wrinkles. Which are slightly visible. What do do ...
Do stress relieving Yoga exercie and use anti-wrinkle creams, will help to a ceratin extent. All the best.
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My lover always be myne and thinking for me. He don't possible to living without me. please give me some tips.

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My lover always be myne and thinking for me. He don't possible to living without me. please give me some tips.
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of chicory + 4 drops of mimulus + 4 drops of clematis. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping.
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