Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Vishal Shavanth

MBBS

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

650 at clinic
Dr. Vishal Shavanth MBBS Psychiatrist, Mumbai
650 at clinic
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
More about Dr. Vishal Shavanth
Dr. Vishal Shavanth is a trusted Psychiatrist in Bandra East, Mumbai. He studied and completed MBBS . You can visit him at Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vishal Shavanth and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

Find numerous Psychiatrists in India from the comfort of your home on Lybrate.com. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 32 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Psychiatrists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Education
MBBS - - -

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

Guru Nanak Hospital

#S/341, MIG Colony, Kala Nagar, Bandra East,Landmark: Near Chetna College, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
650 at clinic
...more

Guru Nanak Hospital

#S/341, MIG Colony, Kala Nagar Landmark : Near Chetna College.Mumbai Get Directions
650 at clinic
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Vishal Shavanth

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

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

Sir my age is 33 some time feel pain in left arm I saw Dr. and he gave me pain relief tab and tell do not use pillow in night but now i m also feeling pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Panchkula
Sir my age is 33 some time feel pain in left arm I saw Dr. and he gave me pain relief tab and tell do not use pillow ...
Start doing exercises for cervical spondylosis. These will contribute for 50% in relief. Ypu can also opt for physiotherpy sessions. Proper Ayurvedic treatment taken within 1 year of apperrance of symptom will dimish the possibility of frequent repeated episodes añd further progression of the disease.
5 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from OCD from seven years. Please do let me know if you have any solution for the same. I have tried lot of doctors and lot of medicines but i havent recovered it from yet.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Most of the patients with OCD get cured well after taking appropriate medicines and therapy for about 1-2 years. Some patients nedd to take it longer and some patients for life long. Very few patients in whom it is very severe and debilitating, even DBS and Neurosurgery has a curative role.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My father-in-law takes alcohol every day 750 ml and kutka at least 8 packets. Help 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 lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol and ghutka addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My age is 30. I have more emotionally attach with my husband so when he hurt me at that time i m totally being negative.And i feel that i m so alone and my mind become so stressful at that time i think about suicide or want to go very far from my family.So i want to know is there a problem in my mind? I have BP problem also.And i am under treatment for BP.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be very sensitive and you may also have weak ego boundaries. These two in combination is causing havoc to you and to the relationship. You must learn to detach from your husband and know where he is responsible for something and where you are. You take on the entire blame easily on yourself and your reasoning is getting clouded in the bargain. The fact that you have a BP problem at such an early age suggests that you stress yourself very much and you do not handle it well either. You may be getting very angry and are unable to contain it and that leads to thoughts of suicide. It is not worth dying for anybody. You cannot be so delicate as a person. You must toughen yourself and develop your defenses to a stronger level. In fact most of what you are supposed to take as precautions for your BP, will be good for you. There is a very comprehensive book written by Dr. Dean Ornish titled, Reversing the Heart Disease. It is an excellent read and gives you amazing guidelines as to how to conduct your life in many areas of concern. Very simply I can say that he proposes exercise, stress management, Yoga and meditation, vegetarian diet, and no smoking. Meet with a counselor to determine how and where you developed this delicacy and sort it out. I would also suggest a personality development course that addresses the five areas of concern: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

To quit tobacco what should I do, Anything which reduces tobacco effects.Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking and it’s side-effects. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for 3 months. After a month, report back to me.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I lost somebody in last year and feeling depressed. No one help me. Please help me.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
I lost somebody in last year and feeling depressed. No one help me. Please help me.
Dear friend Sorry to hear about your loss. Bereavement is a difficult journey and something we get through, not get over. Although grief is a condition everyone must endure, it is important not to let grief dominate your life, and in essence, become your life. Talk about your loss with friends, family or a professional. Grief is a process, not an event. Indulge in uplifting activities. These activities may be as soteric as studying philosophy or as centering as planting a tree.  Sometimes just walking through a garden can be uplifting.  Meditation, centering Prayer and stress reduction techniques. These can help to control stress and allow one to find a deeper state of awareness or relaxation. Meditation and Prayer may assist in one’s spiritual development by clearing the mind of the day to day stress, Avoiding stressful situations and decisions. This is important especially in the initial stages of grief when people are not always exercising their best judgment. Physical exercise. This is an excellent way to “take the edge” off the physical symptoms of grief. Studies show that physical exercise releases endorphins into the body which can alleviate stress and mental anxiety. Do daily morning walk for 20 minutes. Think. Would your loved one be happy to see you in this state? Do what he would have wanted you to do to be happy. Get help for severe or persistent depression. Someone once said: “grief is not a disease but it can become one.” Grief can lead to serious depression. Consider getting professional help if you feel overwhelmed, hopeless, or helpless. Other signs of depression can include sleep impairment (too little or too much), appetite or weight change, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and feeling listless or agitated. Take care of yourself. Remember open up, talk, help is just a call away. Have faith and patience. God bless you!
4 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir I watching too much porn & I didn't find any way to get rid from it. I masturbate too much. That is around 20-25 times in a month. I feel so weakness & my eyesight is also going very week as I do masturbate. please suggest me & give a good answer to decrease the rate of masturbating. & also suggest that how it affect on other part of body.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Sir I watching too much porn & I didn't find any way to get rid from it. I masturbate too much. That is around 20-25 ...
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy 1. Take 1 glass warm water 2. Add 1 tsp giloy powder, a commonly available ayurvedic herb 3. Mix well 4. Drink once every day surely you will get results.
11 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

How to treat anxiety? I want to cure and why my left side of stomach downward to chest is paining?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to treat anxiety? I want to cure and why my left side of stomach downward to chest is paining?
You must go for counseling soon. Counseling will help in training you will skills and techniques to cope with the daily challenges in life and will give you a fair chance to manage your life. You must also develop your constitution to make it fit enough to cope with fear, felt many times unnecessarily. You may be taking normal fear and converting it into abnormal fear like anxiety and so on. Take care of the following: Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be. You are young and you can treat your stomach disorder and anxiety at the same time with good results.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

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

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please...
This happens but come up, you have to live and face the life challenges. Concentrate on your lively hood work or business, do yoga, read some stotra and chant some liking mantra. Sufficient sleep, good food and rest is required, herbal preparations will be helpful.
5 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I haven't been able to sleep for long hours and I have a heavy mind stress. I can tried to many ways to decrease my mind stress. But finally all are failed. So that How to cool my mind And how to change mood of my mind? Please help me.

PHD Psychology, MSC Clinical Psychology, BSC Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I haven't been able to sleep for long hours and I have a heavy mind stress. I can tried to many ways to decrease my m...
You should try some relaxation technique like shavaasan, yognidra or jpmr. Bhastrika and bhramari pranayam will also help you to getting out stress.
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I love a girl a lot, it's not only attraction we don't have any physical relation, she started ignoring me but I am not able to forgot her pls help me I can't leave without her. She is already married n I am not married. Everytime I thinking about her. My life is disturbed. What can I do? please tell me solution.

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 Lybrate user. If she is married, I suggest you to forget the matter. You can't put her family also into trouble. The mental disturbance which worries you will be there for some days and then it will be cleared. Take care.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

We are giving dizol 250 mg giving daily half tablet to my father as he is alcoholic person. What are the common side affects. Is this very harmful for my father.

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
We are giving dizol 250 mg giving daily half tablet to my father as he is alcoholic person. What are the common side ...
Dear lybrate user. Medicines are prescribed by doctors for cure and for the betterment of the patient. In such a case, do not worry about the side effects, because every medicine has its own side effect. Just work with the doctor for cure. Take care.
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am not able to concentrate towards my study. Please give me some suggestion that I can focus on my study only.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Before engaging in your studies, and concentrating, try to center yourself with silence, clearing your mind of distractions That may disrupt your productivity. What you can control in your studies: •" Here I study" Get a dedicated space, chair, table, lighting and environment Avoid your cellphone or telephone Put up a sign to avoid being disturbed or interrupted If you like music in the background, OK, but don't let it be a distraction. (Research on productivity with music versus without music is inconclusive) •Stick to a routine, efficient study schedule Accommodate your day/nighttime energy levels •Focus Before you begin studying, take a few minutes to summarize a few objectives, gather what you will need, and think of a general strategy of accomplishment •Incentives Create an incentive if necessary for successfully completing a task, Such as calling a friend, a food treat, a walk, etc. For special projects such as term papers, design projects, long book reviews, set up a special incentive •Change topics Changing the subject you study every one to two hours for variety •Vary your study activities Alternate reading with more active learning exercises If you have a lot of reading, try the SQ3R method Ask yourself how you could increase your activity level while studying? Perhaps a group will be best? Creating study questions? Ask your teacher for alternative strategies for learning. The more active your learning, the better. •Take regular, scheduled breaks that fit you Do something different from what you've been doing (e. G. Walk around if you've been sitting), and in a different area •Rewards Give yourself a reward when you've completed a task Best Practices: •You should notice improvement in a few days But like any practice, there will be ups, levels, and downs: •It will benefit other activities you do! Be Here Now This deceptively simple strategy is probably the most effective. When you notice your thoughts wandering astray, say to yourself" Be here now" and gently bring your attention back to where you want it. For example: You're studying and your attention strays to all the other homework you have, to a date, to the fact that you're hungry. Say to yourself" Be here now" Focus back on subject with questions, summarizing, outlining, mapping, etc. And maintain your attention there as long as possible. When it wanders again, repeat" Be here now" And gently bring your attention back, and continue this practice, repeatedly. It will work! Do not try to keep particular thoughts out of your mind. For example, as you sit there, close your eyes and think about anything you want to for the next three minutes except cookies. Try not to think about cookies. When you try not to think about something, it keeps coming back. (" I'm not going to think about cookies. I'm not going to think about cookies.) You might do this hundreds of times a week. Gradually, you'll find that the period of time between your straying thoughts gets a little longer every few days. So be patient and keep at it. You'll see some improvement! Do not constantly judge your progress. Take it easy on yourself. Good practice is enough to say that you did it, and that you are on the road. The mind is always different and the practice unfolds over time with many ups and downs. Worry or Think Time Research has proven that people who use a worry time find themselves Worrying 35 percent less of the time within four weeks. 1.Set aside a specific time each day to think about The things that keep entering your mind and interfering with your concentration. 2.When you become aware of a distracting thought, Remind yourself that you have a special time to think about them, 3.Let the thought go, Perhaps with" Be here now, 4.Keep your appointment To worry or think about those distracting issues For example, set 4: 30 to 5 p. M. As your worry/think time. When your mind is side-tracked into worrying during the day, remind yourself that you have a special time for worrying. Then, let the thought go for the present, and return your focus to your immediate activity. Tallying your mental wanderings. Have a 3 x 5 inch card handy. Draw two lines dividing the card into three sections. Label them" morning" afternoon, and" evening. Each time your mind wanders, make a tally in the appropriate section. Keep a card for each day. As your skills build, you'll see the number of tallies decrease Maximize your energy level When is your energy level at its highest? When are your low energy times? Study your most difficult courses at your high energy times. Sharpest early in the evening? Study your most difficult course then. Later in the evening? Work on your easier courses or the ones you enjoy the most. Most students put off the tough studies until later in the evening when they become tired, and it is more difficult to concentrate. Reverse that. Study hard subjects at peak energy times; easier ones later. This alone can help to improve your concentration Visualize As an exercise before you begin studying, think of those times when concentration is not a problem for you--no matter what situation. Now try to feel or image yourself in that situation. Recapture that experience immediately before your studies by placing yourself in that moment. Repeat before each study session. Please contact if you have any further query. Regards
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am mangesh 28 year old. I suffered from depression from 3 years. I afraid to take antidepressant treatment bcoz it has too much side effect. Please help me to live stressless happy life. And it could overcome for permanent.

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
who says antidepressants have side effects. we have very good drugs these days with practically no side effects in expert hands . I will suggest you to visit a psychiatrist personally and take help. no need to live a life of depression. we all are here to be happy and make others happy. go to psychiatrist if needed he will take help of counsellor and you will live happily ever after.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Depression - Is it Curable?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Depression - Is it Curable?

Depression is recognized as a mood disorder characterized by the prolonged feeling of sadness and loss of interest in otherwise regular activities. The symptoms include loss of sleep and appetite, loss of interest, persistent feeling of sadness and lowered self-esteem. These symptoms should last for a minimum of 4 weeks for the individual to be diagnosed with depression. Sometimes, at its later stages, depression can also be accompanied by suicidal tendencies.

How it can be treated?

  1. Role of anti-depressants: Depression has become rather common in the present day scenario. The treatment varies from prescription drugs to therapy. People who have depression are usually given mood enhancers and anti-depressants. Antidepressants are medicines used to help people who have depression. With the help of these depression medications, most people can achieve significant recovery from depression. Most antidepressants are believed to work by slowing the removal of certain chemicals from the brain. These chemicals are called neurotransmitters (such as serotonin and norepinephrine). Neurotransmitters are needed for normal brain function and are involved in the control of mood and in other responses and functions, such as eating, sleep, pain, and thinking. Antidepressants help people with depression by making these natural chemicals more available to the brain. By restoring the brain’s chemical balance, antidepressants help relieve the symptoms of depression. Specifically, antidepressant drugs help reduce the extreme sadness, hopelessness, and lack of interest in life that are typical in people with depression. However, these are but short-term solutions to depression and don’t necessarily cure the individual completely. For the treatment to be effective, the drug intake must be combined with therapeutic techniques to solve the problem at the root level.
  2. Therapy: Different therapeutic techniques are used to treat depression depending majorly on the individual, the cause of depression and general history and state of mind. Research suggests that client centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are a good start with an average case of depression. The therapists usually incorporate several other methods based on the client’s need to get maximum effect. Adlerian techniques, where individuals are made to comprehend the thoughts and emotions which influence their lifestyles and adopt a more productive and positive way of life, are rather helpful with most clients who suffer from depression.

Note
Depression is a fairly common mental health disorder today, affecting a large population. Depression must be acknowledged as a proper mood disorder and not just a passing phase. It is completely curable with proper medicine and therapeutic sessions. The individual is able to move over the feelings of unhappiness and lack of interest with proper care and acceptance from loved ones in addition to therapy and the drugs, of course. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

3185 people found this helpful

I have a habit of smoking. But I have some breathing problems. I daily smoke 10-15 l. My age is 21.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
With the breathing problems you are in trouble if you continue smoking; and the quantity you are smoking is quite a bit. 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.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My father whole leg jerk sometimes in a week. When he sees leg or has his mind towards leg, jerk frequency increases. And if we indulge his mind towards other things Like in talking etc. Jerk become slower and gradually goes. He is also suffering from depression. Can this jerking be associated to parkinson disease? Why or why not. Help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My father whole leg jerk sometimes in a week.
When he sees leg or has his mind towards leg, jerk frequency increases....
First consult a neurologist to rule out any neurological cause. In some movement disorders, the symptoms reduce on distraction. Hence that factor cannot be used to diagnose. For a patient to have Parkinson's disease, other features like tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, etc also need to be present. Once it is ruled out, consult a psychiatrist. In some patients, depression and anxiety often manifests as a physical symptom. If he is on medication, ensure it is in supervised capacity.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I study till 1 AM, and wake up by 8.30 AM. I am planning to start exercising in the morning by getting up by 7 AM. Is 6 hrs sleep fine enough for a human body?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
I study till 1 AM, and wake up by 8.30 AM. I am planning to start exercising in the morning by getting up by 7 AM. Is...
Sleep time is depend on body relaxation if you r addaped 6 hr then your body adjust it your daily routine you can wake up early morning and exercise.
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed