MBBS, M.D. (Psychiatry), DPM (Psychiatry)
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Dr. S. Arunkumar is a Psychiatrist in Mogappair West, Chennai and has an experience of 10 years in this field. Dr. S.Arunkumar practices at AGAM Brain & Behavioral Medicine Clinic in Mogappair West, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2003, MD - Psychiatry from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in 2012 and DPM from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2006.He is a member of Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences and Indian Psychiatric Society.
The doctor is patient and good with his patients ,however his fee is too exorbitant and unaffordable. He charges 1500 for every visit even if the consultation is for a few mins over the phone. He could consider reducing the charges for regular clients. The same feedback is given by the referrals.
Session was good...still my left side temporal head is paining....
I highly recommend Dr.Arun Kumar. His way of approach is different. Very friendly consultation and he prescribes only less medications.
Dr Arun Kumar easily understands the core of the problem. He tries his level best to carry the treatment without medicines. The solution the doctor provides is after a in-depth analysis of our condition and it is easily understandable ,which inturn gives us a lot of clarity on how to go ahead. He also makes the family members understand the patients issue , which is the need of the hour for the one who is undergoing the trauma , that someone close to him understand his problem. It's been a positive journey with Agam to live a life with awareness.
Q: Who is a Psychiatrist?
A: A psychiatrist is a medical physician who specializes in the care and treatment of mental, emotional, and addictive disorders. A psychiatrist is involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental diseases like anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, and developmental disabilities.
Q: Is a Psychiatrist different from a Psychologist?
A: Psychiatrists and psychologists are medical professionals offering different services. Psychologists receive graduate training in psychology and pursue either Ph.D or PsyD or clinical psychology. Psychiatrists are physicians with specific training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
Q: When should one consult a Psychiatrist?
A: A psychiatrist deals with the mental, emotional and behavioural aspects of human health. Whenever a person is affected by mental disorders like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, psychiatric help is needed. Drastic changes in behaviour without any visible cause require a consultation with a psychiatrist. Mental or emotional issues due to drug addiction requires psychiatric help.
Q: What are the conditions treated by a Psychiatrist?
A: Any mental, emotional or behavioural issues that we face can be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists also deal with disorders caused by drug addiction. The following conditions are treated by psychiatrists: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, alcohol addiction, stress and burn-out, eating disorders & schizophrenia
Q: Can a Psychiatrist treat anxiety disorders?
A: Anxiety disorders are characterized by being in a state of extreme, perennial anxiety. One out of three people will suffer from anxiety disorders at some point in life. Overwhelming anxiety that affects your day-to-day activities becomes a disorder. A psychiatrist is trained to treat anxiety disorders through psychological therapies and medication.