Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}
Call Doctor
Book Appointment
Dr. Thirunavukarasu  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Thirunavukarasu

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, D.P.M.

Psychiatrist, Chennai

44 Years Experience  ·  2000 at clinic
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Dr. Thirunavukarasu MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, D.P.M. Psychiatrist, Chennai
44 Years Experience  ·  2000 at clinic
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Reviews
Services
Feed

Personal Statement

I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care....more
I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
More about Dr. Thirunavukarasu
Dr. Thirunavukarasu is a renowned Psychiatrist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 35 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He is a qualified MD - Psychiatry. You can visit him at Dr Thirunavukarasu Clinic in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Thirunavukarasu on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a nexus of the most experienced Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 26 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Education
MD - Psychiatry - Dr. M.G.R University - 1981
MBBS - Thanjavur Medical College - 1974
D.P.M. - Institute of Mental health, Madras Medical College, Madras University - 1979
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
World Psychiatric Association
Indian psychiatric Society

Location

Book Clinic Appointment with Dr. Thirunavukarasu

Dr Thirunavukarasu Clinic

No 18 A Behind To Sangam Cinema Hall Flowers Road Kilpauk Chennai Get Directions
2000 at clinic
...more
View All

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Thirunavukarasu

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Reviews

Popular
All Reviews
View More
View All Reviews

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

I am suffering from dry cough for all the time and I want to loose my weight can you help me and I want to learn meditation.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am suffering from dry cough for all the time and I want to loose my weight can you help me and I want to learn medi...
Hi… if you can follow few basic things then you will get better results in short period of time, * drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals, * don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meals, l * avoid oily, fermented and stale foods, *drink lukewarm water regularly as possible, * sleep upto 10.30 pm, * do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning, * avoid cold things, intermittent eating, heavy foods, contact with dust and pollen grains, day time sleeping, @ take 2 tablets of SWAS-KASA-CHINTAMANI RASA, early in the morning on empty stomach along with 1 tsf of honey and ginger juice, @ take 1 tsf of lavanbhaskar churna after meals, Do all these things for 30 days, gives you good result. THANKS.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Always been afraid from something wrongful to be happened specially in the morning while at Sunrise time to till busy in my work. Mind totally filled with lot of worries and nervousness and too much pressure of own business I'm so much depress as I can't handle this situation so please help me to come out from all this I'll be highly thankful to all of you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Always been afraid from something wrongful to be happened specially in the morning while at Sunrise time to till busy...
Your are probably waking up with anxiety (which is abnormal fear, really) and then getting all worked up because your mind is not occupied. This condition actually prevails all through the day but is not in yoru awareness because you have yourself occupied enough to distraction. Something has triggered this anxiety from your recent past or there has been a long-pending (you have used the term 'always been afraid') issue with regard to fear that is coming up for a resolution. I suggest you meet with a counselor and if that person advises you to meet with a psychiatrist, then please do so without hesitation. 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 calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
4 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hello there tell me some methods to make my mind peace. I often fell depressed. Please help me with some meditative tools. Thanks.

MD
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Hello there tell me some methods to make my mind peace. I often fell depressed. Please help me with some meditative t...
Hi, I think you can try yoga and also walking for at least 45mins in a day, as that will boost the serotonin levels (whose deficiency might cause depression) in the brain. You can also try progressive muscle relaxation techniques where you work towards relaxing all the groups of muscles gradually one after another.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hello Sir/Mam, I am 26 years boy and I have problem of anxiety and depression. I am not happy with my life and always want to die. I always think and think and get depressed. Whatever I do I can't concentrate on that. My mind always think of negative things like whatever work I do my mind think of negative things. I can explain what actually is happening with me - If I want to go out or eat something or want to do any work than my mind thinks of lots of negative things that if I don't do this than something wrong will happen or if I didn't go their than something negative will happen. When I walk or eat or any work I do my mind always thinks lots of negative things and due to this I can't live my life happily.

M.Phil - Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, Advanced Certification In Behavior Testing, M.A. Clinical Psychology, BA (H) Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello Sir/Mam, I am 26 years boy and I have problem of anxiety and depression.
I am not happy with my life and always...
Hello Lybrate User I appreciate your effort that you could understand and put it in words what you are going through. It is very important or rather a first step that we require some help. After reading what you have mentioned, I would suggest you to visit a Psychiatrist or if the psychiatrist is not available in your area then visit a physician for the same. Side by side if you can seek help from a clinical psychologist, it would be great as it will you to understand your symptoms more and more and also an understanding would be developed about your personality traits, your coping mechanisms and what is actually leading to such thinking. A lot of people undergo certain life events, if not events but 'something' keeps on bothering them, due to which one develops negative thinking towards the self and the others. Moreover, it seems that you have started making associations of lot of things in your life, like if I will do this, that will happen etc. Or just like you mentioned in your concern. Therapy with the psychologist helps you to develop a skill to deal with this vicious circle you are into most of the time. So, consult a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist, take few therapy sessions with the clinical psychologist and you will experience a shift from your current state of mind. If you have further queries, please write back. All the Best! Regards.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am facing serious anger issues from last one year. I have a habit of over thinking, and get panic for even very small things. I am impatient and get out of control some time. While angry I started throwing things and physically abuse people. Earlier it was not this bad. I had anger issues from younger age but now it has got worse. I don't know what should I do? Please help me and let me know should I consult psychologist or some therapist for it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
You seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. They have love-hate relationship with close ones. Episodes of depression are common. Transient psychotic symptoms, including brief delusions and hallucinations, may also be present. It is also associated with substantial impairment of social, psychological and occupational functioning and quality of life. People with emotionally unstable personality disorder are particularly at risk of suicide. Its course is variable and, although many people recover over time. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi. I am a 28 year old male. I want to ask is it possible to fully recover from post-traumatic amnesia/memory problems after a brain injury? Do all brain injuries cause memory loss or injury to only a specific portion of the brain causes it?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Can recover Small injuries or injuries to small portions of brain can result in loss of memory.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

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.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
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 t...
Dear. Don't try to force your basic behavior. Concentration is because of interest. Have interest and dedication with what you do. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Epilepsy: Knowledge for General Public

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain that affects people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the entire body (generalized), and are sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness and control of bowel or bladder function.

Seizure episodes are a result of excessive electrical discharges in a group of brain cells. Different parts of the brain can be the site of such discharges. Seizures can vary from the briefest lapses of attention or muscle jerks to severe and prolonged convulsions. Seizures can also vary in frequency, from less than 1 per year to several per day.

One seizure does not signify epilepsy (up to 10% of people worldwide have one seizure during their lifetime). Epilepsy is defined as having 2 or more unprovoked seizures.

Fear, misunderstanding, discrimination and social stigma have surrounded epilepsy for centuries. This stigma continues in many countries today and can impact on the quality of life for people with the disorder and their families.

Signs and symptoms

Characteristics of seizures vary and depend on where in the brain the disturbance first starts, and how far it spreads. Temporary symptoms occur, such as loss of awareness or consciousness, and disturbances of movement, sensation (including vision, hearing and taste), mood, or other cognitive functions.

People with seizures tend to have more physical problems (such as fractures and bruising from injuries related to seizures), as well as higher rates of psychological conditions, including anxiety and depression. Similarly, the risk of premature death in people with epilepsy is up to 3 times higher than the general population, with the highest rates found in low- and middle-income countries and rural versus urban areas.

A great proportion of the causes of death related to epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries are potentially preventable, such as falls, drowning, burns and prolonged seizures.

Causes

Epilepsy is not contagious. The most common type of epilepsy, which affects 6 out of 10 people with the disorder, is called idiopathic epilepsy and has no identifiable cause.

Epilepsy with a known cause is called secondary epilepsy, or symptomatic epilepsy. The causes of secondary (or symptomatic) epilepsy could be:

  • brain damage from prenatal or perinatal injuries (e.g. a loss of oxygen or trauma during birth, low birth weight),
  • congenital abnormalities or genetic conditions with associated brain malformations,
  • a severe head injury,
  • a stroke that restricts the amount of oxygen to the brain,
  • an infection of the brain such as meningitis, encephalitis, neurocysticercosis,
  • certain genetic syndromes,
  • a brain tumor.

Treatment

Epilepsy can be treated easily and affordable medication. Recent studies in both low- and middle-income countries have shown that up to 70% of children and adults with epilepsy can be successfully treated (i.e. their seizures completely controlled) with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Furthermore, after 2 to 5 years of successful treatment and being seizure-free, drugs can be withdrawn in about 70% of children and 60% of adults without subsequent relapse.

Prevention

Idiopathic epilepsy is not preventable. However, preventive measures can be applied to the known causes of secondary epilepsy.

  • Preventing head injury is the most effective way to prevent post-traumatic epilepsy.
  • Adequate perinatal care can reduce new cases of epilepsy caused by birth injury.
  • The use of drugs and other methods to lower the body temperature of a feverish child can reduce the chance of febrile seizures.
  • Central nervous system infections are common causes of epilepsy in tropical areas, where many low- and middle-income countries are concentrated.
  • Elimination of parasites in these environments and education on how to avoid infections can be effective ways to reduce epilepsy worldwide, for example those cases due to neurocysticercosis.
5 people found this helpful

I am 46 years old man, having acidity problem. I have habit of chewing tobacco. I tried to stop it several times but intakes are less but do not stop 100% Is there any medicine to stop this habit?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 46 years old man, having acidity problem. I have habit of chewing tobacco. I tried to stop it several times but ...
Tobacco can itself cause acidity, lybrate-user. You need to quit tobacco fully. Psychiatrist or you yourself can take the help of nicotine replacement gums, pastules and patches. You can also try with buproprion over the counter tablets. The dose and other psychosocial methods will be attached to it by the manufacturing company. Only varinicline needs psychiatrist's prescription. More the number of attempts to quit, better is your understanding of relapse situations. Work on them one by one. All the best.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I lost my love in last january and I get deperessed and my exam is coming what am I do now.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I lost my love in last january and I get deperessed and my exam is coming what am I do now.
Make your failure your weapon as there is no space for failures in life-----------be successful in life so that one day she repents and sitting aside brooding and giving it the name of depression will lead you nowhere as only coward people talks of negativity in life and depression is self cfreated negative approach towards life---------------------
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

94%
(10915 ratings)

Dr. Jagadeesan M.S.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
RJ Clinic, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment
89%
(125 ratings)

Dr. Bhuvaneshwaran B

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
Siva Counselling Clinic, 
100 at clinic
Book Appointment
89%
(30 ratings)

Dr. Deepa Nathan

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
Mind Zone, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment

Dr. Lakshmi Prabha

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
Kedar Hospital, 
200 at clinic
Book Appointment
84%
(16 ratings)

Dr. S. Gopinath

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
Hariharan Hospital, 
250 at clinic
Book Appointment