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About Us

Asha Bipolar Clinic (ABC) is a specialty clinic, the clinical unit of Asha Academy Mood Disorders, offering services to patients ailing with mood and anxiety disorders with special focus on Bipolar disorder and OCD for more than a decade. ABC aims to provide a structured, comprehensive, psychiatric care to clients with Mood Disorders.

Mood Disorders, in about 40%, have their onset beforethe age of 25 years...

Loud thinking of my experiences as a clinical Psychiatrist over four decades, with focused attention in ABC over a decade; challenges in the management of patients with Mood disorders...moments of fulfilling professional satisfaction; feelings of helpless inadequacy at failures, frustrations of "what next and how" not infrequently... at therapeutic crossroads on clinical travels with my patients..."I am S.L one of your Bipolar patients. I have been your patient for the last 11years. You have seen me through all difficult times, ups and downs. I have always seen a smile on your face whenever I came through OK and a worried look, when things turned out challenging. You truly care for your patients"...
I salute my patients who taught me empathic codes of life...for my Learning and Unlearnings...


Reinventing "Recovery a Reality" in Mood Disorders


  • To evolve Therapeutic Concepts to

  • Hasten Recovery process in Mood Disorders

  • Functional Reintegration

  • Prevent Recurrence to the best possible extent


Consultation and Inpatient Treatments

Diagnostics and Therapeutics

After registration, you will be called in for an initial assessment by a doctor, with whom you might have to share your reason for visiting this hospital. This interview involves a detailed evaluation and the doctor will ask you relevant questions to arrive at a diagnosis and will discuss various management plans. A revision of current and past therapeutics will be performed. A detailed evaluation may also include a few blood investigations and certain psychological investigations to compliment the diagnostic evaluation.


Individual and Group counseling
Care giver meetings
Tele Psychiatric services
Wellness clinics

Neuromodulatory therapies

Biofeedback Sessions

Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control some of your body's functions, such as your heart rate, depth of breathing, muscle tension and relaxation. . During biofeedback, you're connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information about your body. In essence, biofeedback gives you the ability to practice new ways to control your body, often to improve a health condition or physical performance.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation:

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of Depressive disorders, OCD, Anxiety disorders. During an rTMS session, an electromagnetic coil is placed against your scalp near your forehead. The electromagnet painlessly delivers a magnetic pulse that stimulates nerve cells in the region of your brain involved in mood control and anxiety. It's thought to activate regions of the brain that have decreased activity in depression.

Trandcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive, painless procedure that uses weak electrical currents applied to the head in order to enhance brain activity. It is used in patients with Depressive disorders, OCD and chronic neuropathic pain

Electro Convulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for certain psychiatric disorders. ECT is most commonly used to treat severe depression (major depression), intense suicidal ideation, Bipolar disorder and Psychosis. You will be subjected to a certain blood investigations and ECG, evaluated for fitness to undergo Anesthesia by an Anesthesiologist. During ECT, a small amount of electrical current is passed through the brain while the patient is under general anesthesia. This current causes a seizure that affects the entire brain, including the parts that control mood, appetite, and sleep


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MD.Asha Bipolar Clinic , psychiatrist

An eminent psychiatrist with about four decades of clinical experience in the field of Psychiatry; received his masters from Christian Medical College, Vellore. He served in many prominent positions for Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry, Asian Network of Bipolar Disorders and Asian association of neuro- psychopharmacology and was editor of Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine for about a decade. He is currently the secretary of Society for Bipolar Disorders, India.

Dr.Swetha Reddy

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Swetha Reddy received her master’s degree in psychiatry from The National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. Along with general psychiatry, she has special interests in mood disorders and OCD

Ms. D. Manasa

Consultant Psychiatrist

She is a trained counselor from Christian Counseling Centre Vellore, with experience of supervised counseling in grief from Christian Medical College, Vellore. She has masters in clinical psychology from IGNOU and masters in family and marriage counseling from Osmania University.


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Irritability as a Diagnostic Criterion

Any of us can have Tuberculosis (TB). Any of us can suffer from Bipolar Disorder (BD) No human can claim that he/she is immune to develop TB; No one can claim that they will never suffer from BD!

Cough is certainly a symptom of TB; Mood swings are certainly a symptom of BD

“Every cough” is not necessarily TB; “Every Mood Swing” is not certainly BD!

Mood Swings May simply be normal emotional waves of life; reflect stresses of coping; indicate personality disorder; may be a feature of BD in some..

Significant and Severe; Persistent and Repetitive; Mood Swings only indicate psychopathology

Periods of Severe Mood SwingsSadness to Happiness and vice versa (Unexplained, Exaggerated & Irrational) to be the Hallmark presentation of BD Significant and Severe Mood swings of sadness to anger outbursts and vice versa, described as Affective Instability (AI),need not always indicate BD; but can be a feature of Personality Disorders (PD) like Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), and also of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). Affective Instability (Dysregulation)leads to Behavioral dysregulation. Anger outbursts disrupt relationships; periods of sadness burden a person with negative cognitions. Disruptive emotional and behavioral turbulence, especially in a teenager/ young adult…. rebellion, arguments, negativity, guilt, self harm…. periods of emotional chaos…. bewildered parents…. drug abuse and relationship related issues add fuel to the fire…. Need for professional help is more immediate….descriptive expression of “mood swings” may mislead the clinician into a wrong diagnosis of BD…

Affective Instability mood swings of sadness to irritability to sadness - demands thorough enquiry, both in its cross sectional presentation and also historical longitudinal durations, before arriving at the diagnosis; Differentiation of BD from PD has immense prognostic and therapeutic implications as the treatment plans, both in the short term and in the long term, vary hugely…

Diagnostic mistakes are not uncommon in medical practice; hated by all. Even in these days of MRIs and PET Scans, Digital Pathology and Tele Medicine, Provisional Diagnosis and Differential Diagnoses are common parlance in medical practice! Correct Diagnosis on every patient is every day’s moment of truth to every clinician…Psychiatry is the only branch of medicine with no supportive, confirmatory laboratory diagnostic support. With limitations in place, Psychiatrist, like his medical colleagues, always strive to arrive at the correct diagnosis.

“BD II is a Myth”A rather “Rash” statement, I agree. But the “Rashness” is painted to seek attention! Rashness, I submit, is not out of arrogance, nor an expression of authority, but anguish of my clinical experience about over diagnosis and over treatment BD! Truth has its “Nest” as well as its “Sky” My loud thinking, Collective Idea of our Clinical Experience, is to shake ourselves out of our mental easy chairs..... 🙏

Diagnosis is Prognosis; we owe it (correct diagnosis) to our patients
    15 July 2019, 02:30 pm