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Dr. Rakesh Patel

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

18 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Rakesh Patel MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
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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 18 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 feel weakness and I also feel pain in whole body and I feel fever in my bones.

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I am feel weakness and I also feel pain in whole body and I feel fever in my bones.
Weakness, fever, bodyache is sign of viral fever. Start tab paracetamol 500 mg thrice after food for 4-5 days tab a to z 1 tab daily for 7 days tab azee 1 tab daily for 3 days electrolytes pack. Take with water.

Sir please tell me the meaning of depression and its symptoms of depression also how I can come out from from the depression.

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Sir please tell me the meaning of depression and its symptoms of depression also how I can come out from from the dep...
Hello and thanks for your query let me tell you that depression is not synonymous to day to day stress with which we deal. It is a diagnosis which needs to fulfil certain criteria to be labelled as major depressive disorder. Its symptoms are sadness of mood, loss of interest in routine activities, decreased or increased sleep/appetite, fatigue, guilt, suicidal thoughts. Depending upon the severity of depressive disorder, certain medications along with psychotherapy and relaxation exercises can help. I advise you to consult a psychiatrist for proper diagnosis and management. Hope it helps. Regards Dr. Gourav monga consultant psychiatrist.
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Closer proximity to green space reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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Hello doctor, how do I leave alcohol. Please suggest me.?

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Dear, there are no miracle remedy available to quit alcohol. The best option is to stop it outrightly and immediately and pledge never to take it. Then psychotherapy methods should help you. Please post a private question so that I will be able to provide you with some tips. Take care.

My son is 24 years old discontinued his engg course. He remains idle in home doesn't want to go out meet anybody. He sits in front of computer playing games continuously. He sleep is also disturbed. He is ideal for almost 7 years. Gets angry when we ask him to come out. Not able to take for counseling. Kindly guide us. Thanks.

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My son is 24 years old discontinued his engg course. He remains idle in home doesn't want to go out meet anybody. He ...
Dear give him following medicine as advice. He will come out from his idleness & restart his activity like before. Calcarea carbonica 200ch liquid form mix 10 drops in 10 ml water and give orally twice (morning and evening) for 2 days. If he refusing to medications. Give him without his hidden way (20 drops in 1 glass of water) within one week, he will be normal. Regards.
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We lost our dadi and all are in depression we didn't know what to do. Please help us.

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We lost our dadi and all are in depression we didn't know what to do. Please help us.
They are in grief phase, they gradually come out of it. Losing someone in family is a great loss. No one can fill his/ her place.

She is having problem of depression, and she is talking tablet Lam - et 0.5 mg. Does it have any side effects also?

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She is having problem of depression, and she is talking tablet Lam - et 0.5 mg. Does it have any side effects also?
Yes any tablet it has their own side effects. It is better to not take any medicine. In compulsory situation only we go for medicine. It is better to take psychological counselling. It has no side effects. It develops your personal lifestyle management. It improves your level of thinking. It is total personality development. It is better to consult a qualified psychologist at your nearest place. Follow the suggestions of the psychologist very carefully. She will come out of of her status. Do not allow her alone and do not think alone. It is better to share her thoughts and provide good family environment. Be sociable all the time and be happy all the time. Ok all the best.
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I am a 53 years old Banker had a glorious past for the last 1 year I am feeling stress on my mind my memory power is getting low I used Medhawati ayurvedic medicine 6 months but no relief. Generally I forget names and other references.

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I am a 53 years old Banker had a glorious past for the last 1 year I am feeling stress on my mind my memory power is ...
Dear lybrate user. I guess by what you mean a glorious past 1 year you meant a high achievement and successful year. That's really great but than why you are having difficulty in remembering names and references is the question. You have high achievements and high expectations and thus high amount of stress in life. Stress does not come by high work load but comes by the attachments and associations we make with that work. We work hard so as to make our future bright and after one achievement we again work hard to make another achievement to brighten our future. So we are continually in the process of thinking about the future and not living our present. I hope this is making sense to you and you could relate it to your problem. What I would suggest to you is to work for your expectations and achievements but take a good amount of time to relax. Its simple to consciously adopt some stress management strategies in life so as to live our present to the best. 30 mins of daily aerobic exercise of your interest, fixed time schedule for work, fixed sleep - wake schedule, healthy nutritious diet at fixed schedules, avoid junk food. Spend 30 mins to 1 hour a day of quality time with your family say your wife and children. Quality time means just to be with them with no beeps of gadgets around us and no talks about work. These are some of the tips which may help you. Other than this you may learn mindfulness exercises and inculcate the same in your life for your best performance. There are cognitive enhancers available which helps to increase attention, concentration and memory of a person, but I personally feel that bringing stress management and mindfulness in your life will be sufficient. I hope this will help you. Take care.

I have a partial headache which makes me go blind all the time. And I have a smoking habit and I want to come across it so help me giving guidance how to quit it else how to avoid it using natural elements. Thanking you.

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I have a partial headache which makes me go blind all the time. And I have a smoking habit and I want to come across ...
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But dont be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I dont know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. 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 gums and 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. Heres 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.
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I have recently had a breakup with my GF i find it very difficult To get her put of my mind that is the reason i feel depressed lost and alone all the time i cry everyday i have felt a drastic decrement in my apetite and have loat 12 kg in 2 months i still want to talk to her but she refuses to talk i hurt myself i was not this kind of a person previously i used to enjoy life and was very happy i was called upon by my frnds all the time because of my jolly nature but now no one want to talk to me.I even get suicidal tendencies many times I want myself back any kind of help or suggesstion will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Dea, you are 24 years and you should have the logical approach towards this problem than emotional approach. Logical thinking settles the relationship down. You are still worried because you still hope to get her. That is over. If you don't realize it now, you may be requiring psychiatric treatment in the future. Grow up, dear. Take care.
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Doctors my ICSE boards examinations are only 20 days far from now, but I have not learn any thing, so please guide me how can I concentrate in my studies? Please.

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I am not sure what you mean by" not learnt anything" actually you have not studied or is it your anxiety which makes you say that you have not learnt anything. Well, in 20 days, you will need to cover a lot of content which means that all kinds of distraction like computer, mobile, tv, friends will take a back seat and you will focus your attention on your studies, small periods of relaxation, eating and sleeping. You will need to organise your time in such a manner that you are able to give ample time to important portions to study. If you want to leave out unimportant portions, then do so. Walking and loudly repeating what you have learnt helps to retain for longer. Make points and elaborate in your mind. Use a highlighter to mark out important portions. Use mnemonics and abbreviations like vibgyor to help retain portions faster. Using all senses to learn portion helps immensely. You can attach a mental image, smell, music or color to various things to access it faster while reproducing content in the exams. Reduce junk foood to minimum and eat only brain healthy food to increase focus, retention and reproduction. Exercise everyday to improve blood circulation and mental alertness.

I am suffering from fever and body pains. What I have to do now? Can you give suggestions to me please.

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I am suffering from fever and body pains. What I have to do now? Can you give suggestions to me please.
Please take rhus tox 200 - thrice daily for next 3-4 days. Also -- soak a washcloth in cool tap water wring out the excess water and then sponge areas like your armpits, feet, hands and groin to reduce the temperature. Also, you can place cold, damp washcloths on your forehead and the back of your neck. The cloth pieces should be changed regularly after a few minutes. This remedy is beneficial when dealing with a high fever as it helps keep temperature under control. You can also take a bath in lukewarm water to relax your body. Taking a shower, however, may not be a good idea. Plus, needless to say, take as much rest as possible as it helps the body fight the illness. Note: do not use very cold water as it may cause the internal body temperature to increase.

Mid night saw mom sleeping nude. I dnt know it is sum kind of issue with mental pressure. I fell uncomfortable. Kindly suggest. Dad is no more.

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Mid night saw mom sleeping nude. I dnt know it is sum kind of issue with mental pressure. I fell uncomfortable. Kindl...
Hi I will suggest you to not sleep in the same room. I will prescribe you some flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Mix 4 drops of olive + 4 drops of hornbeam + 3 drops of clematis + 3 drops of wild rose + 2 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink once daily before sleeping once daily.

I get tensed very soon and loose my hopes. My will power is very weak. How can I get out of it.

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It is anxiety disorder and depressive illness and you need antidepressants counselling with a psychiatrist
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Anxiety disorder is a serious problem or not? If yes, then how it would be cured? And how much time it will take to cure?

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Anxiety disorder is a serious problem or not? If yes, then how it would be cured? And how much time it will take to c...
what do you understand by serious problem. yes, its not life threatening but it can deteriorate your quality of life. it needs attention and treatment it can be treated through medication and psychotherapy. if its first episode treatment will give symptomatic relief in 1 n half month but medicines have to be continued for 1 year or so to eliminate from root. if medicines are discontinued it will resurface. all the best
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Sir i stammer while speak, so please advise what 2 do ? shuold i go for speech therapy or what ?

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First understand your problem. is it sosomething that you can do within yourselfmething that you can do within yourself, then you would not need medication then you would not need medication test urslf against the mirror and talk as if you are giving a speech. practice is this a few times I'm sure you will get better. If not then you can take medication under a special doctor advise
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He always gets depressed and he always thinks about past and take them as in a negative way he thinks that whole world is against him and his family .he sees neighbourhood negatively .and whatever problem comes she might be the reason for it . I want that you please tell me some psychological treatment which can overcome his negative thoughts and depression. He has been taken to doctor since 10 years but he is not doing well as he not use to take medicine regularly (clodip and schizin) as recommended by doctors .plz help sir or madam to overcome his negativity and depression.

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He always gets depressed and he always thinks about past and take them as in a negative way he thinks that whole worl...
First of all and very urgently, seek help from a qualified- at least a phd psychologist with experience in psychological testing. Get psychological testing for correct diagnosis of illness. Once, you get the reports, your psychologist will tell you whether it is a mental illness that requires treatment by medicines or some psychological problem. In case of an illness, treatment is given by psychiatrist in the form of medicine. In case of psychological problems, treatment is given by psychologist in the form of counselling and psychotherapy. If the problem is psychological, it will never be cured by medicines. So, first step is correct diagnosis.
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Ever Wondered Why You Are Unable To Concentrate?

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"Wondering how will you ever clear that ever growing task list at work or the one at home? Wondering why you are unable to focus and get it all done ? Here are reasons why you might not be able to concentrate.

1) Multitasking: Multitasking is a myth. Everything that you want to do needs your extended focus to bring it to completion. While we might feel we can do many things and achieve a lot within a stipulated time, what we don't realize is that we lose time switching between tasks particularly when the tasks are new or complex. It takes a while to go back to where you left something off. Try avoiding it.

2) Getting bored: You tend to get easily distracted when you are on a dull task. It is difficult to focus if you are not interested in what you are doing.When you are bored, everything else is more appealing. There are two ways to beat it. One, you can bribe yourself into reaching a certain milestone by keeping a reward at the end of it. Two - schedule breaks. It will ensure that you will be refreshed.

3) Living in the past or future: We cannot focus on the present if we keep revisiting what somebody did in the past or do not stop worrying about an event that hasn't even occurred yet. These mental distractions cannot be pinned but take a lot of our bandwidth. They don't let us concentrate. Best way is to make conscious effort at dismissing such thoughts. Training yourself to meditate is also a way out.

4) Gadget addiction: You guessed it right. The biggest distraction of our times is your mobile phone, with all the apps and the blessed 'social media' which was conceived to distract. The urge to respond to that text, post, tweet or email never lets you stay focused. You can beat the electronic interruptions by being strict with yourself. Discipline yourself to check the updates every couple of hours or so.

5) Tiredness: Long hours of work or lack of sleep impairs attention and ability to focus. You start dragging yourself through the day without accomplishing much. Getting at least seven hours of sleep will go a long way toward improving your focus during the day.

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Have very low energy levels. Don't know why. I had been the fastest athlete at school and still would be faster than most of the people around. However, I don't feel excited about anything. Feel low and drained for most of the time. Have gastric issues with irregular bowel movements. Tried exercising for a week but that didn't help but leaded to further fatigue. I tend to get irritated very soon and can feel irritation in my gut when feeling irritated. I struggle with responding spontaneously but can produce best of responses given time. Lack of spontaneity adversely impacts both at home and at work as well. Please suggest some remedy.

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Have very low energy levels. Don't know why. I had been the fastest athlete at school and still would be faster than ...
You need to explain about the psychiatric hospitalization that you mention. What was that for? From your description it sounds like you are into a depression. Your past glories are no consequence right now. What you are doing to yourself is important: to me it appears that a lot of your health problems are psychosomatic in nature and may present real medical complications and will demand medical intervention too. Please meet with a counselor and work on your emotions, particularly anger. Your expectations on yourself may be a wee bit high too. You should consume a lot of pro-biotic foods to stabilize your stomach. Then gradually you can introduce other healthy items into your diet and return your health to what it was before. Exercise is very important but you have to build on it developmentally. I am all for your exercise but when you are ready for it. 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 scotching 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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. I wish you were more specific about the hospitalization to help you better.
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I have been taking clonazepam 1 mg in the morning and .5 mg in the afternoon for a while now for anxiety. For a while now I have been so focused on my breathing to the extent where I get blurred and not able to focus. I have taken numerous test every thing is normal and also meds which did not do to well. Is it my mind playing tricks on me or anxiety. I spoke to a psychiatrist to no avail she told me continue taking the clonazepam. Can you advise please.

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I have been taking clonazepam 1 mg in the morning and .5 mg in the afternoon for a while now for anxiety. For a while...
Dear lybrate-user, your anxiety itself springs from the mind through many neurochemicals. That is why clonazepam was prescribed to you. It looks that your breathing problem, blurred feeling and inability to focus are all anxiety symptoms which are not yet relieved. Please continue clonazepam and consult the psychiatrist again to find out other medical causes of anxiety, like thyroid functioning too much, in the heart one valve has come down while pushing the blood to another chamber. If anything is found apart from your mind it will be treated. Even if it from your mind, more treatment like relaxation and other talk therapy will be added.
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