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Dr. Rakesh Patel

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

19 Years Experience
Dr. Rakesh Patel MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
19 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Rakesh Patel is a popular Psychiatrist in Naroda, Ahmedabad. He has over 19 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He is a qualified MD - Psychiatry . He is currently associated with Dr. Rakesh Patel Clinic in Naroda, Ahmedabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Rakesh Patel on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - Govt. Medical college ahmedabad - 1998
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I am suffering from social anxiety issues what should I have to do to overcome it please help I need help very badly very poorly.

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from social anxiety issues what should I have to do to overcome it please help I need help very badly ...
Please try to dress appropriately as per the occassion requires, try practising greeting the people in front of the mirror. Also you can try greeting and getting feedback about how you went about doing it. Thiswud help you in overcoming social anxiety.
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My mind is not relax when I do coding. Always upset and feeling so depressed .why happen to me pls give or answer me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mind is not relax when I do coding. Always upset and feeling so depressed .why happen to me pls give or answer me.
Coding can be quite boring for a lot of people. It is the money that helps to keep them occupied in the IT industry. However, it may not be all of the reason and you should explore the possibility of depression being there for other events. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am a newly married girl. Its a love come arrange marriage. BUt anger from my childhood was always distructive. Currently I am not working for the last five months since I got married. The sad part is even for small thing I go mad at my husband and I abuse him and hit him badly. In my anger I dont see at whom I am roaring and throwing and hitting. And when I am alone I would cry out loud and feel like punishing myself. I dont feel loved and cared and accepted. I know suside is a sin so I wont commit, but I dont want to live.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
A similar behavior in the past during your teens, or incidents of self harm, now emotional lability and emptiness suggest you could be suffering from borderline personality disorder. Kindly consult a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist because if unaddressed it can ruin your marital life.
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Can I get a suggestion that smoking cause an effect on our sexual life & if it so then how can I left that habit kindly suggest me it urgent I smoke 2 packet every day.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Can I get a suggestion that smoking cause an effect on our sexual life & if it so then how can I left that habit kind...
Each cigarette you smoke has an effect on your erectile capacity: the nicotine in the cigarette is a vasoconstrictor i.e. it narrows the blood vessels to constrict the blood flow. The erection of the penis is caused by an extra flow of blood to the penis along with a shut down valve that facilitates its engorgement. This action will be compromised. Your BP rises with every cigarette you smoke. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time, including your sexual dysfunction. Your consumption is very high. If you find it very difficult to do this way as suggested, you can also admit yourself to a de-addiction center and there you can do it under highly monitored conditions and medically supervised.
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I am 16 years old in class 10th and I cannot concentrate on studies. What should I do?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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I also feel depressed very much. Make me feeling guilty day by day for this sex thought and also suffering by anxiety. please help me doctor to solve my problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I also feel depressed very much. Make me feeling guilty day by day for this sex thought and also suffering by anxiety...
If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5.Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions session.
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I have less concentration. I am doing job. I want improvement. Please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are definitely under some form of stress and because of that you will experience difficulties with concentration. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid all junk food.
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What shall be the work activities along with daily routine life, to live stress free?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
What shall be the work activities along with daily routine life, to live stress free?
Dear, everyone need work life balance. To have stress free life, you should understand life first. Must understand everyone are like you and you are doing what your body is capable of. Exercise, entertaining activities, hobies, understanding work and being passionate with work etc are important.
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It is known that alcohol is injurious for health. But is there any permissible limits of its intake in Indian context. Please advise.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Two small peg of 30 ml once or twice a week is not considered that harmful. But it should be of good quality.
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My father is using sleeping tablets daily and some depression tablets quetiapine, pacitane benfomet . Is it safe to use for 10 date. He says that he is loosing balance, shaking, tongue sleeping, please advise.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
My father is using sleeping tablets daily and some depression tablets quetiapine, pacitane benfomet . Is it safe to u...
Quetiapine is an antipsychotic with marked sedative effects. Losing balance may be attributable to quetiapine, but without knowing the full background, I cannot confirm. Pacitane is used to treat tremors induced by drugs or other diseases such as Parkinsons disease. Benfomet is vitamin B1 so it cant cause these symptoms. Please give us full details of your father's condition so that we can help you better. Please bear in mind that excessive sleepiness and dizziness in the elderly is very dangerous because it can result in falls leading to a number of other complications. Take care!
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My mother is a 58 year aged house wife. She has an extreme sort of depression that we understand. Initially from 3-4 years she used to ate sleeping pills in high numbers (10 to 16) but survived each time. We sometimes thought that she wanted to express her feeling to get attention but this time it was very high level but some how we were able to save her although she was kept on ventilator also in hospital for 7 days of the total 21 days. What we understand is that she wants to be taken care of on highest priority in any case or time otherwise she has a negative mindset and when she is given extra importance in daily routine then she use to dominate other people in the home. I am totally stuck in between. What to do because in any of the movement there happens a problem. Please advice.

M. Sc Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counselling, Internship Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Greater Noida
My mother is a 58 year aged house wife. She has an extreme sort of depression that we understand. Initially from 3-4 ...
Hi, it would be good if you could take your mother to a psychologist/ counsellor for weekly sessions to address her concerns. Psychologists are trained to handle depression and related concerns through one to one therapy wherein they not only give the patient empathy, positive regard but also become agents for positive change. I am not able to understand from your question whether she is on any anti depressant treatment as well. If not you need to see a psychiatrist since her symptoms seem acute and she needs medication as well. Meanwhile please ensure that she is not left unattended and does not have access to sleeping pills or sharp instruments etc easily.
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Sir my age is 22 year and I suffered from unknown disease like every time thinking and every time sad mode and when I enter into the crowd my gas excreted from anal tract and I am alone then nothing excreted from my anal tract please sir advice me any drug or medicine.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sir my age is 22 year and I suffered from unknown disease like every time thinking and every time sad mode and when I...
You are having claustrophobic. A condition where you become uncomfortable in crowded place. There is close relationship between mind and gut. You should practice desensitization exercises. Here you should expose you to a few people, then to a group of known and to unknown people. Once you are OK with it you should start social exposure gradually. Relaxation exercise will help you.
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Which madison is perparable to overcome body pains. Due to this I am unable to do my tasks.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Which madison is perparable to overcome body pains. Due to this I am unable to do my tasks.
1. Body pain could be due to deficiency of calcium, vitamind, vitamin b12. Hemoglobin 2. Get your blood examined for above and consult physician with report for advice and treatment.
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Trying To Quit Alcohol? Know Here!!

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Mahabubnagar
Trying To Quit Alcohol? Know Here!!

If you are trying to quit alcohol, you should stick to beers and wines. True or False. Take this quiz to know now!

1. Heavy drinkers have smaller brain volumes

  1. True
  2. False

Answer - True

Studies have shown that drinking too much alcohol can lead to the death of brain cells in certain parts of the brain such as the parietal lobe. It also causes electrical dysfunction in the brain by disturbing the brain's neurotransmitters.

2. Which of the following is an effect of alcohol withdrawal??

  1. Nausea
  2. Anxiety Disorder
  3. Shakiness and restlessness
  4. All of the above

Answer - All of the above 

Alcoholism is a serious medical condition that requires proper diagnosis and therapy. The withdrawal symptoms of suddenly quitting alcohol include anxiety, cold sweats, a sick feeling in the stomach and delirium.

3. An alcoholic needs to hit rock bottom before being able to quit and recover

  1. True
  2. False

Answer - False

Alcoholism has various degrees and not every alcoholic hits rock bottom before recovering. In any case, "rock bottom" is a subjective concept and does not mean the same thing for every individual. If you want to quit drinking, you should begin right away and not wait till you reach a low point in your life.

4. If you are trying to quit alcohol, you should stick to beers and wines

  1. True
  2. False

Answer - False

It is a common myth that beer and wine drinkers cannot be alcoholics. The truth is that these drinks may contain high percentages of alcohol which can effectively sustain an alcohol addiction even if one entirely avoids hard liquor.

5. Which of the following is the most effective way to avoid alcoholism?

  1. Distilling your own liquor
  2. Avoiding pubs and bars
  3. Not drinking above the legal limit
  4. Replacing alcohol with drugs

Answer - Not drinking above the legal limit  

Alcoholism only occurs when one overindulges in alcohol and binge drinks. Those who are trying to quit drinking or avoid alcoholism should refrain from consuming liquor in excess of the permissible limits for drinking at all times.

alcohol withdrawal?

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I'm addicted to smoking from past 7-8 years. Daily I will have 6-10 cigarette's. Trying to quit but unable to. However I'm going to quit in next 2 months. Will it effect if I suddenly stop smoking. Heard that there are chances for heart stroke. Is that true? Also suggest me how to stop smoking.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. I can understand. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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How to forget the person whom you like but now you do not want any contact bcz of some family issue. Me collage going student. Advice me plzz.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. Don't try hard to forget. The more you try hard to forget something, the more the same thoughts come back vehemently and disturb you. Allow the thoughts to come. And while the thoughts come, you can divert your attention towards something else gently. I suggest counseling and distraction methods to you. Take care.
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Am a medical student. And preparing for AIPMT. Due to stress and burden of study my B.P increases between 130_135. Which lead to headache and laziness or also feeling of fever. So tell me best solution for this so I can continue my study without any disturbance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Am a medical student. And preparing for AIPMT. Due to stress and burden of study my B.P increases between 130_135. Wh...
A systolic reading of 135 is not considered to be high and check your eye sight for refractive error and get your blood checked for cbc.
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I am 28 years old I have little stress (my father expired) my b. P. Is 95/150 what precaution should I take

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Stress is a part and parcel of life now a days. Some amount of stress is actually beneficial as it improves efficiency. However one should not get too stressed out, which results in decreased efficiency in work and also leads to deterioration of personal relations. Taking regular breaks, sharing problems with friends and relatives and a rule of" never bringing work tensions at home" are some easy ways of dealing with stress. Exercising regularly, eating healthy and losing weight are few other ways which can help keep blood pressure in check as well as keeping stress levels down.
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