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Dr. S. Gopinath

Dr. S. Gopinath

M.D. (Psychiatry), MBBS

Psychiatrist

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Neuropsychiatrist

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Addiction Psychiatrist

8 Years Experience Overall  (4 years as specialist)

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Dr. S. Gopinath is a consultant psychiatrist with 8 years of experience in psychiatry. He finished his undergraduate from Chengalpattu Medical College. He has gained good work experience in the field of psychiatry from the most renowned institutes of south India namely NIMHANS and JIPMER. His areas of interest are adult psychiatry, de-addiction, and neuropsychiatry. He has specialised in pregnancy and postpartum mental health. He is currently practicing at Chennai Mind Clinic, both at Nanganallur & Madipakkam branches to serve the people in need of quality psychiatry services. He is also attached to Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital as ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. His goal is to reach out to the public for education about mental health.

Madipakkam, Chennai

Chennai Mind Clinic

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Nanganallur, Chennai

Chennai Mind Clinic

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No. 16/28, Jayaraman Street, Landmark: Near Valaja Masjid, 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.

Awards and Recognitions

Young Investigator Award - 2017
Early Career Award - 2018

Education

M.D. (Psychiatry) - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), 2016
MBBS - Chengalpattu Medical College, 2012

Experience

2013 - 2016 Junior Resident at NIMHANS
2016 - 2018 Senior Resident at JIPMER
2018 - 2019 Consultant Psychiatrist at Shadithya Hospital

Registrations

97420 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2012
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