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Dr. Shilpa Srinivasan

Dr. Shilpa Srinivasan

Dr. Shilpa Srinivasan

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MBBS, M.D. (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

7 Years Experience Overall  (3 years as specialist)

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Dr. Shilpa Srinivasan is a Psychiatrist in Velachery, Chennai and has an experience of 7 years in this field. Dr. Shilpa Srinivasan practices at Prashanth Superspeciality Hospital in Velachery, Chennai. She completed MBBS from the sechenov First Moscow Medical Institute in 2010,DPM from PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research in 2014 and M.D. (Psychiatry) from CMC Vellore in 2017.

Velachery, Chennai

Prashanth Superspeciality Hospital

5.0

Number 36, 36 A, Velachery Main Road, Landmark: Oppostite Sutherland Global Services, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

05:00 - 08:00

500

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.

Specializations

Education

MBBS - the sechenov First Moscow Medical Institute, 2010
M.D. (Psychiatry) - CMC Vellore, 2017

Registrations

89210 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2010

Trainings and Certifications

DPM - PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research, 2014
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