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Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan is an experienced Psychiatrist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. She is currently associated with J V Hospital in Kodambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan on Lybrate.com.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Losing someone very close is a very traumatic experience. It takes time to first understand and accept that your beloved person is no more going to be with you hereafter. And this becomes a source of lot of pain and sadness. A void is created because of this loss. You must be very attached to this person. Along with this you might have been physically, emotionally, and socially dependent on this person for certain things. Now that this person is no more in your life, it has created uncertainty and insecurity for you. Hence you are feeling depressed and are trying to avoid others and are mainly keeping to yourself. It appears that you have lost interest in life. Please understand the pain and allow yourself to" feel" this pain. Then try to express your feelings by sharing it with someone you trust or just cry if you feel like crying. By doing this you are giving a outlet to your feelings. Emotional wound is to be treated like a physical wound. When a physically wounded person undergoes dressing and draining the pus out of the physical wound, he/she has to bear lot of pain till the wound starts healing. But the person cannot say I will not get dressing done for my wound, because if he/she does so the wound will become worse and create further complications. Same is the case with emotional wounds. You will be able to heal this wound by talking to someone or crying. And it will take you some time before you start thinking rationally. Otherwise you might start feeling dysfunctional and/or inadequate. Please don't force yourself to distract or don't try to push away the memories, instead, understand the loss by experiencing the pain. This process is painful, but finally it will help you to function normally in future and move on and reinvest in your life again. Please take care of yourself.
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How do I stop drinking alcohol as I been drinking a lot day n night and tried my best to stop but my willpower became short as I always tried old help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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I am 27 year female I cant concentrate on my family, am always thinking about me!

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, don't worry. Everyone are selfish. If I cross you, I will be able to show you many incidents where you always work for your family. The problem is the way you are thinking. Introspect and you will find the truth. Take care.
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I am addicted to chewing tobacco I want to know how I can release my addiction give me few tips.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If it is Hans and gutkha products, they are both very dangerous. I am so glad that your intention is to quit these habits. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Both are tobacco products and will therefore have addictive components to them. It may feel like you can’t stop but that it really not true. If you do not try, then it will never happen. You must try and try again until you succeed. The problem with addiction is that you have two products which are both conditioned to various events in your daily life and as such it will make it difficult but not impossible. You could work with an addiction counselor to help you process the rehabilitation. It is important to first find out about the ill-effects of tobacco use to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary and true. The nicotine in tobacco 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 consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Nicotine also reduces the erectile capacity of your penis to hamper satisfying sex. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. You need to 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 tobacco drive reduces, substantially. Both will help but I am inclined to favor the gum because it is an oral habit and it will occupy the mouth just as though you were still chewing tobacco. When you want it will be easier to give up the gum. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-users for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit consuming Hans. 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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I was suffering from depression since from one month I was under medication some antidepressants know I am not getting sleep low appetite please suggest me some natural ways to come out of depression.

M.A in Clinical psychology, B.A - Psychology
Psychologist, Faridabad
I was suffering from depression since from one month I was under medication some antidepressants know I am not gettin...
Hi, lybrate-user I can suggest you to consult a psychologist for proper evaluation done. It's about how you see the world or situations. Happiness is within you. Check what is disturbing you we all have our highs and lows in life. Lets get on a call and discuss things further. There are many solutions that I can provide you depending upon your problems. Where you are stuck in your life .There is goal setting, relaxation improving Depressed and Low appetite. Through these techniques all your problems will be solved. Your situation might be due to some event which had happened in the past and you might be feeling that you are being lonely or looked by all when in social setting. This starts a cycle of depressed and not being able to work, you stop enjoying. You can take help of a psychologist who can help you in overcoming your sadly mood and breaking this pattern /cycle and also go in for relaxation therapy to help in feeling relaxed. And for appetite you need a good diet to improve.
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I had Fisher from last 15 years. Is it compulsory to go for surgery? What will happen if I leave as usual? Any growth will take place?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I had Fisher from last 15 years. Is it compulsory to go for surgery? What will happen if I leave as usual? Any growth...
If you leave it untreated it may lead to some complications later on it is already very late treatment for fissure is surgery get it done as early as possible.
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I smoke and I can not quit this 10 cigarettes a day I want my lips pink like before and I want my glow back.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
I smoke and I can not quit this 10 cigarettes a day I want my lips pink like before and I want my glow back.
Lips cannot be normal by any means if smoking continues. They will become normal in few months once smoking is stopped. You may take help of de addiction centres. There is nothing wrong in that for good reason. Smoking causes all types of cancers now well proven.
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The problem is kinda complicated and I shall try my best to explain in as simple a manner as possible. So basically there is this girl I really love and we have been talking to each other since about 3 weeks. I know 3 weeks sounds like a less time but in this time frame we have shared quite a lot about each other. Even the things that 2 opposite sex friends would not normally share with each other like family past, sexual/masturbation tendencies, about our ex girlfriends/boyfriends etc. Like we both are open minded enough to discuss these things really normally. After like 2 weeks, I confessed to her that I love her and she just told me to wait due to her recent breakup and other trust issues with regards to relationships such as being commitment phobic as she claims to be sometimes. But at the same time she tells me not to loose contact with her at any point of time and maybe after sometime she might say yes. At times she also flirts with me calling me cute and all and she dosen't mind me flirting with her as well. She would not even mind getting drunk with me at my house even though she has not done with any other guy. Not even with her exes. Now comes my question. I tend to contemplate that all these chain of events that took place between us is a sign of the fact that she probably likes me as well. However its kind of making me mad as to why is she stalling this whole thing so much despite of such good bonding between us. Is she playing games with me? Does she has any plans to screw around with me as if i'm just a time pass? Would we ever fall into a committed relationship? I really do not know whats going on here. And on top of that I get confused hearing my friends say that I am not taking the right approach with her. They suggest me tactics like unusual questions and ego games in order to make her like me. But I never wanna do these things to get her. I just wanna be myself. The truthful honest self. So please give some advice here as to how to go about it and how to tackle the anxieties and depression that come forth when I am missing her when she is busy. Thank you so much for reading till here.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bardhaman
Hello, thank you for elaborating your case here. I would like to advice you to be yourself althrough the way. As you are since for two people to stay together for long, staying like oneself is indeed crucial. For the matter that though you feel she likes you but is not telling you 'yes' for your proposal, I would like to tell you that its perfectly normal at this juncture for her when she just had a rusty ride with her ex. Just give her some time to revive all that she had with her ex. She is now also in a tumultous phase of her life and shr has found you who has lend her a soothing shoulder. To caress her. My last words would be. Give your relationship some time. Concentrate on your studies. Let your relationship with her follow its usual course. Regards.
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I am suffering from anxiety and thought problems. My problem might sound very stupid and immature but it has been eating my mind badly. I got so much emotionally attached to a girl, that I feel highly obsessed with her. But she happens to be the partner of one of my very close friends. I've never been in a relationship with a girl before. I am not able to sleep from the past fifteen days and keep thinking of her all the time. I never wished this to happen but it just happened. Now, there's a sudden feeling of depression and heartbreak and it's ruining my life. I am literally not able to do anything productive or enjoy healthfully with my other friends. PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am suffering from anxiety and thought problems. My problem might sound very stupid and immature but it has been eat...
Hi, this is good to know that you know the root cause of your problem. Half the work is done. For the rest half I would suggest you to talk to that girl directly and tell her about your feelings towards her. Because you know that she is attached to your close friend and it is not correct for you to feel that way about her is making you uncomfortable. You might be having a guilt feeling. First understand that it is quite normal to feel like that. It is NOT your fault. When you will communicate your feelings to her, I'm sure she will console you and you will feel relaxed. Secondly, divert your mind from her by engaging yourself in positive activities. Even after doing all of above you are not relaxed then meet a counselor in person.
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Hlo sir, I am feeling depressed due to my personal reason nd I am feeling very please pls tell me what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hlo sir,
I am feeling depressed due to my personal reason nd I am feeling very please pls tell me what should I do?
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. 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 callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I have losing my weight and hair and also I have body pains and headache and I forgot everything what I have learned in my class. Please advice me .

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have losing my weight and hair and also I have body pains and headache and I forgot everything what I have learned ...
take tab. dolo 650 mg sos for headache.tab. pan 40 mg once a day. for 3 days. take protein powder 1 tsf with milk once a day. avoid stress.try to take good sleep, if not ok then checkup cbc, lipid profile, blood sugar,eye sight testing, and consult again. thanks.
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My wife is 33 yr old and has frequent body aches. She is quite thin and doesn't sleep well too.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
My wife is 33 yr old and has frequent body aches. She is quite thin and doesn't sleep well too.
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea, coffee, cola in late evening and after. take balanced diet. avoid stress.
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My vitamin B12 is 212 and the lower limit is 211 for normal range. Also 25-OH VITAMIN D (TOTAL) is 5.99 ng/ml which is deficient. Symptoms: Body fatigue, poor concentration and memory for last 6 months. Are my symptoms because of vitamin deficiency. Is it advisable to take cholecalciferol and vitcofol (b12) injection. Please advise the frequency.

MBBS
General Physician, Noida
Yes you should take both these vitamin supplements,you can take Cap Uprise D3 60 k once a week for 8 weeks and Tab NVM M12 OD 1 daily for 1 month.then recheck your vitamin levels.
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Hi, I am a patient of generalized Anxiety Disorder. If I appear for UPSC civil services. Do I have a probability of not getting selected for IPS, or IRS or they may fail me because of my past medical history since I am taking psychiatric medications and counselling since 2013.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi, I am a patient of generalized Anxiety Disorder. If I appear for UPSC civil services. Do I have a probability of n...
most likely not, if they have doubt, they will refer u to a medical board which would assess and give necessary certificate for fitness for the duty
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I am a student I had to go to my school and coaching with my bicycle. I have lost my weight so much that its ugly to watch. Please help me how to be fit.

Certificate Course in Fitness Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
I am a student I had to go to my school and coaching with my bicycle. I have lost my weight so much that its ugly to ...
hello , if you go with bicycle its not bad but before going any where eat 2 banana and aftr reach eat 1 banana
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Hi I am not able to concentrate and interest in my job .feeling less, I am on doctor prescription med after 2 months I am still fighting with depression (bipolar disorder) what to do I will kill myself I will be ever gain happiness in my life, feeling angry on depression it's too much pain help me out.

MA - Psychology, Certificate Course In Application of Counselling Therapies
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi I am not able to concentrate and interest in my job .feeling less, I am on doctor prescription med after 2 months ...
HI lybrate-user. When we talk about depression, its about an issue which troubles us which is also called past baggages. For the medicines to work, it is important for you to go for counselling along with prioritising your life. And making a to do list for you regarding the future. Decide a goal which you feel you can reach. At times confidence levels can also hamper your concentration and which can be a side effect of depression.
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