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Dr. Hema Tharoor

Dr. Hema Tharoor

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MBBS, DNB - Psychiatry, DPM (Psychiatry)



24 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Dr. Hema Tharoor is a Paediatric Psychiatric at Dr. Mehtas Hospital and RSR'S Trinity Acute Care Hospital, Chennai. She is an expert in treating disorders like bipolar disorder, psychiatric disorder, mood disorders, and behavioural science. She has won various awards such as Re-entry Grant to work on Lithium response and Serotonin transporter gene in Biploar Disorder in 2008 by FIC-ICOHRTA, TMA PAI Gold Medal for Excellence in Medical Research (March 2008), and Fogarty International Center-International Clinical, Operational and Health services Research Training Award (FIC-ICOHRTA) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2006 - 2007. She has completed MBBS, DPM, and DNB (Psychiatry) from renowned institutions of the country.

Alwarpet, Chennai

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12, C P Ramaswamy Road., Landmark: Near to Fly Over, Chennai

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Common questions & answers

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.



MBBS - University of Calicut Kerala, 1994
DNB - Psychiatry - National Board Of Examination, 2004
DPM (Psychiatry) - Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal, India, 2000


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59175 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1997
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