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Dr. Vinesh Chandramaniya  - Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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With technology surpassing human relations today , its really difficult for anyone to imagine a life without mobile phone. Earlier it used to be just a means of communication but now it has become more of a necessity.

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Neglecting one's mental illness may lead to serious repercussions such as stress, hormonal imbala...

Neglecting one's mental illness may lead to serious repercussions such as stress, hormonal imbalance , risk of heart disease or can even go to an extent of suicidal thoughts. Its important that one does not ignore such traits and consult a good doctor for guidance.

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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.to provide affordable mental health care...more
I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.to provide affordable mental health care
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I am a practicing Psychiatrist & Sexologist in malad and goregaon area of mumbai.I run a mental wellness clinic in malad.mental health is neglected area of health in our society..healthy mind is as important as healthy body,I strongly believe "MANN tandurast to TANN tandurast".and mental health care is right of everyone,so i am trying to provide mental health care at affordable rates..

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MD - Psychiatry - USAIM - 2008
Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM - - CPS Mumbai - 2007
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - MUHS - 2005
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Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology - The Global Institute of Health Science - 2009
Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling - Medikon Sexual Sciences - 2009
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Life Fellow Membership of Indian Psychiatric Society
Life Member Indian Association of Private Psychiatrist
Life Member Bombay Psychiatric Society
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Life Member Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International
Life Member Indian Association of Sex Educators Counsellors & Therapist

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Schizophrenia - Can Hallucinations Be A Sign Of It?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Schizophrenia -  Can Hallucinations Be A Sign Of It?

Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder in which a person’s mood, knowledge, thought and several other characteristics gets disturbed. We can notice most of the adults and old people with few symptoms of schizophrenia, which are most commonly left unidentified. The exact cause of schizophrenia is not yet known. The person feels that they are being constantly watched, they feel the presence of someone or something, which is not actually there. They are always suspicious and think that other people are gossiping and thinking about them.

Possible causes of Schizophrenia
Though the exact cause of schizophrenia is not known there are few factors, which contribute to the cause of schizophrenia.

  1. Genetic factors: People with a family history of schizophrenia are at higher risk of getting schizophrenia.
  2. Environmental factors: Environmental factors include excessive stress during pregnancy or later stages of life. Several other factors during pregnancy and childhood are responsible for causing schizophrenia. These factors are:

    1. Decreased oxygen level during delivery due to premature birth or prolonged labour
    2. Parental loss or separation in early stages of life
    3. Parental exposure to virus or during infancy
    4. Childhood physical or sexual abuse
    5. Abnormal brain structures and brain chemistry

Sings and symptoms of schizophrenia

  1. Hallucination: To see, feel or hear anything that really does not exist is known as hallucination.
  2. Delusion: A thought or belief of a person, which is either false or impossible in reality is known as delusion.
  3. Thought and speech disturbances: The thought process and speech of a schizophrenic will be disorganized, due to which he or she  will fumble or is distracted as they are unable to align their thoughts.
  4. Difficulty in concentrating: It is difficult for people suffering from schizophrenia to concentrate on the task at hand.
  5. Erratic behaviour: People suffering from schizophrenia tend to behave erratically, either they will be too jumpy or will be perfectly still for hours at a stretch. Most people belief that those who are suffering from schizophrenia are often violent in nature, which actually is not the case.

Treatment for schizophrenia
Schizophrenia can be treated, if identified at an early stage. It is best advised to consult a psychiatrist the moment you spot the symptoms. Anti psychotic drugs, self help behaviour change, counselling and rehabilitation are few treatment modalities available for schizophrenia.

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I have lost my sex drive after marriage. It’s been 5 months since marriage, but I don’t feel like having sex. I don’t daydream or get aroused. Before marriage I used to get excited and wet, now I don’t get wet also.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I have lost my sex drive after marriage. It’s been 5 months since marriage, but I don’t feel like having sex. I don’t...
Kindly consult a sexologist nearby bcoz loss of sexual desire has many reasons behind it. Dis condition is called as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Causes Desire for sex is based on a complex interaction of many things affecting intimacy, including physical and emotional well-being, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle, and your current relationship. If you're experiencing a problem in any of these areas, it can affect your desire for sex. Physical causes A wide range of illnesses, physical changes and medications can cause a low sex drive, including: •Sexual problems. If you have pain during sex or can't orgasm, it can reduce your desire for sex. •Medical diseases. Many nonsexual diseases can affect sex drive, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological diseases. •Medications. Certain prescription drugs, especially antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are known to lower the sex drive. •Lifestyle habits. A glass of wine may put you in the mood, but too much alcohol can affect your sex drive. The same is true of street drugs. Also, smoking decreases blood flow, which may dull arousal. •Surgery. Any surgery related to your breasts or genital tract can affect your body image, sexual function and desire for sex. •Fatigue. Exhaustion from caring for young children or aging parents can contribute to low sex drive. Fatigue from illness or surgery also can play a role in a low sex drive. Hormone changes Changes in your hormone levels may alter your desire for sex. This can occur during: •Menopause. Estrogen levels drop during the transition to menopause. This can make you less interested in sex and cause dry vaginal tissues, resulting in painful or uncomfortable sex. Although many women still have satisfying sex during menopause and beyond, some experience a lagging libido during this hormonal change. •Pregnancy and breast-feeding. Hormone changes during pregnancy, just after having a baby and during breast-feeding can put a damper on sex drive. Fatigue, changes in body image, and the pressures of pregnancy or caring for a new baby also can contribute to changes in your sexual desire. Psychological causes Your state of mind can affect your sexual desire. There are many psychological causes of low sex drive, including: •Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression •Stress, such as financial stress or work stress •Poor body image •Low self-esteem •History of physical or sexual abuse •Previous negative sexual experiences Relationship issuesFor many women, emotional closeness is an essential prelude to sexual intimacy. So problems in your relationship can be a major factor in low sex drive. Decreased interest in sex is often a result of ongoing issues, such as: •Lack of connection with your partner •Unresolved conflicts or fights •Poor communication of sexual needs and preferences •Trust issues.
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Fear Of Being Without Your Mobile Phone

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
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With technology surpassing human relations today , its really difficult for anyone to imagine a life without mobile phone. Earlier it used to be just a means of communication but now it has become more of a necessity.

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The Neglect Of Mental Illness

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
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Neglecting one's mental illness may lead to serious repercussions such as stress, hormonal imbalance , risk of heart disease or can even go to an extent of suicidal thoughts. Its important that one does not ignore such traits and consult a good doctor for guidance.

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School Refusal: How To Deal With It?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
School Refusal: How To Deal With It?

The first day of school is a difficult time for both the parents and the child. Separating their child from them for the first time can be very emotional for the parents. The difficulty is compounded when the child continues to cry every day thereafter. Sometimes the child starts going to school without becoming undue anxious but starts to avoid school later. There may be a blatant refusal by the child to go to the school. These indeed are very difficult situations to handle as emotions on both sides are running high.

However, this is good news. Though it seems like a problem, we, parents should be aware that its an opportunity for prevention of long-term problems. Despite being an opportunity, if not managed properly, may further aggravate the problems.

Management–
To strengthen regulatory parts of the child’s brain so that s/he is better able to deal with the anxiety. Rule out real dangers including physical or sexual abuse. At school as well as at home. Assess the methods used by the teacher to curb normal separation anxiety and anxiety of a new place. The children of this age are able to tell the problems which they are facing at the school. We can use many methods including open-ended questions, leading questions or role plays. Once, a teacher told the crying child that her parents would never come if the child cried. As expected the situation worsened. Ensure the child is not being bullied. Sometimes the bullying starts at this age. Chances are higher if the child is younger in the class. 3 yr 1 mth child and 3 yr 11 mths children get admission in the same class.

We need to get her off the school for few days straight away if the cause of the problem is not clear, to ensure we get to the root of the problem. A doctor can be consulted to rule out any physical problems which may be the root cause of anxiety e. G. Thyroid problems, anemia etc.

Once it is ensured that the child is just dealing with the normal stress of separation and new environment with the new teacher and new students, we can start to work on increasing her coping abilities.

How?

  • Acknowledging her fears.
  • Normalize fear.
  • Provide support that the child is not alone in this difficult phase.
  • Give examples that everyone is afraid while going to school.
  • Emphasise the importance of schooling.
  • With all the creative reason one can come out with.
  • Have to be both practical and fun reasons.
  • Address the cause.

Eg. If the teacher scolds her because she disturbs the class or if she slaps or pushes another child out of anger/frustration.

Reason it out.
What should the teacher do if someone else slapped her? usually, the child gets the reason. This is the way to emphasise to the child that, though the parents love the child and will always be there for her, but right is right and wrong is wrong. By this we also worked in unison with the teacher to improve the child’s behaviour.

If the method of the teacher is not appropriate, then the parents can talk to the teacher to find a reasonable way to deal with the child, keeping in mind her sensitivity.

  • Emphasise that the child needs to learn to control her fears.
  • That it’s a slow process but if the child continues to put in an effort she will be able to do it. Ask if she is ready to fight her fears.
  • Another very important step.
  • If yes then great. Continue going to school.


If not then consider few days off for the child. But at home keep telling the child about your concern that her fear may again create problems for her when she will start going to school again. So she should seriously consider fighting her fears.

Find Your Stress Level

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Find Your Stress Level

Find your stress level
Answer in yes/no

1. I find it hard to calm my mind down after any incident.
2. I experience high dryness of my mouth. Specially when I overthink.
3. I don't seem to experience any positive feeling at all. 
4. Very often I experience breathing difficulty (eg, excessively rapid breathing, breathlessness in the absence of physical exertion). 
5. I find it difficult to work up the initiative to do things. 
6. I tend to over-react to the situations. 
7. When stressed I often experience trembling (eg, in the hands). 
8. I feel that I have a lot of nervous energy. 
9. I am very often worried about situations in which I might panic and make a fool of myself. 
10. I feel that I have nothing to look forward to. 
11. I find myself getting agitated really easily. 
12. I find it difficult to relax. 
13. I feel sadness for more often than normal. 
14. I have become intolerant of anything that keeps me from getting what I want. 
15. I feel I am close to panic. 
16. I am unable to become enthusiastic about anything. 
17. I feel I ain't worth much as a person. 
18. I feel I am rather touchy. 
19. I am aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physical exertion (eg, sense of heart rate increase, heart missing a beat). 
20. I feel scared without any good reason. 
21. I feel that life is meaningless. 

(the above is a general test for stress. The following results are based on general population. If you feel that your result isn't in tandem with the stress levels you experience, contact your nearest mental health medical expert immediately)

Give yourself 1 mark for every yes. 
If you score-
Less than 10
- your stress is within normal levels.
Between 10-15 - you need to incorporate stress battling mechanisms within your daily life. 
Above 15- you are at danger! 
Consult a mental health medical expert in your area immediately. Stress can cause a complete fracture of the brain mechanisms.

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Parent Child Relationship: How To Deal With Children?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Parent Child Relationship: How To Deal With Children?

Being a mental health professional it hurts when we can't prevent suicide. Today's world is a virtual world. Rather than real one we all live in virtual world and virtual relationships are getting stronger day by day rather than real face to face relations. In today's so called world of technology. We forget to obey certain basic rules. We are present with our family/child physically but not mentally. We don't give them a quality time it's not quantity but quality that matters.

We have become insensitive to basic trivial issues of them because we don't listen to them. We take all things for granted we just want to give orders, and want our child to perform always well. We expect all good from our child and when he/she undermine our demands we treat them like anything we compare them with others and by doing dat we force them to do something which is out of there reach and we fail to unreveal there potentials and ability friends we hv to understand dat each human being is a special.

We can not blame schools they will follow what syllabus is telling them government should relook in to d syllabus and make it more acceptable for children's. We can't eliminate stress as it is inevitable...but we can make our child more receptive and resilient to situations and for which spiritual inclination is must:
1) give them Unconditional love and positive regard 
2) make them realize about yr availability and presence( sense of security )
3) do listen to them, be more receptive.
4) try to solve there problems
5) empathize with them
6) appreciate them
7) learn to tolerate 
8) nurture your child
9) be sensitive to there issues..
10) make them realize that you are always der with him/her
11) understand them
12) take a break (outing/holiday/leisure)

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Attachment Disorder - Know How It Affects A Person!

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Attachment Disorder - Know How It Affects A Person!

While most children share a strong bond with their parents, especially the mother, some infants are unable to establish lasting relationships with their parents or caregivers. This is known as attachment disorder. It is a rare yet serious condition as it affects the child’s relationships at a later stage and also triggers delinquent behavior. Children, who have been abandoned, orphaned or are victims of abuse are the most vulnerable to this condition.

What causes attachment disorder?
The exact cause for attachment disorder is not yet understood. However, researchers have put together a number of viable hypotheses for this. One such hypothesis suggests that when needs of a child are ignored or when he begins to feel unwanted, the child begins to expect hostility, negativity and rejection. This is a learnt response and the child begins to feel that his needs are unwanted. With time, these responses make the child untrusting and he withdraws into himself to avoid social contact. This affects the development in the brain and causes attachment problems that affect the child’s personality and future relationships.

Risks associated with it
Some children are at a higher risk of attachment disorder than others. This includes

  1. Children living in orphanages or other such institutes
  2. Children whose caregivers are changed frequently
  3. Children who have had prolonged hospitalization
  4. Neglected children
  5. Children who have suffered from physical, sexual or verbal abuse
  6. Children living in extreme poverty
  7. Children born to parents with mental conditions or anger management problems
  8. Children born to a mother suffering from post partum depression

Symptoms
There are two types of attachment disorders; inhibited and disinhibited.

  1. Inhibited attachment disorder: Children suffering from inhibited attachment disorder are likely to be:
    • Detached
    • Withdrawn
    • Unresponsive to comforting ie. they shun all types of relationships and generally do not get along with their peers or caregivers.
  2. Disinhibited attachment disorder: On the other hand, children suffering from disinhibited attachment are likely to:
    • Seek attention
    • Display inappropriate behavior
    • Frequently break social boundaries
    • Be inappropriately familial and attached to selective figures.

Additionally, children suffering from either type of attachment disorder are manipulative, destructive, moody and lack compassion and remorse.
Effects of attachment disorder
If not managed properly in its early stages, this disorder can continue into adulthood. This leads to:

  1. Relationship problems with peers, friends and family members
  2. Low self esteem
  3. Depression
  4. Anger management
  5. Academic problems
  6. Unemployment
  7. They are also at a high risk for drug abuse and alcohol addiction

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi, Can I take melzap 0.5 daily as I am having problem with anxiety beside this am taking lurasidone 20 mg. For bipolar depression does melzap effects my sexual function. Or is it safe to take both am not having any other health issues. Like bp sugar etc pls suggest.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi, Can I take melzap 0.5 daily as I am having problem with anxiety beside this am taking lurasidone 20 mg. For bipol...
If you are having anxiety daily. Consult years psychiatrist and take medicines accordingly. Melzap is a good medicine but taking it for longer time or prolonged period is not recommended. Thanks.
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I am a 39 year old female suffering from a very low sex drive. What can be the causes and is there any medication that can help.

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Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am a 39 year old female suffering from a very low sex drive. What can be the causes and is there any medication tha...
Reasons for low sex drive in woman are many. Few of which are #psychological causes-1) anxiety, depression, fear.2) stress.3) poor body image. 4)low self-esteem. 5) previous negative sexual experience. 6) history bof physical/sexual abuse. #physical causes- 1) pain during sex or can't reach orgasm, 2)medical diseases like arthritis, heart diseases, high BP, Diabetes, neurological problems. 3)certain medications. 4) addictions, 5)fatigue or exhausion #hormonal causes-low estrogen levels #Relationship issues- like lack of connection with partner, unresolved conflict, trust issues and poor communication of sexual needs and preference. Der is a definite treatment for low sex drive. U can consult a Sexologist nearby and take treatment. Thanks.
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