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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 lose somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I lose somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I hve red eyes and having pain in whole body fever come at day and night advise me what to do now.

MS - Ophthalmology, DNB (Ophthalmology), MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I hve red eyes and having pain in whole body fever come at day and night advise me what to do now.
It appears that you have some viral infection and associated eye involbement. My advise is that you consult a physician and eye specialist. Take care of your health good wishes.
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All Work & No Play - Can It Be Fatal?

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
All Work & No Play - Can It Be Fatal?

Failure to strike a healthy work-life balance can see your health going on the downswing. Several studies have time and again highlighted the fact that working too much can be bad for you. The major factor that is at play when you work too much is stress, which negatively impacts both your mental and physical well-being. A joint study conducted by Stanford university and Harvard business school has revealed that workplace stress can ruin your physical health by as much as 90%.

Read on to find out the ill effects of all work and no play.

  1. Working overtime can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular problems by about 60%.
  2. While working too much can see your risk of experiencing a heart attack rise by about 13%, over 55 hours of work time every week can increase your chances of getting a stroke by about 33%.
  3. Consistently working overtime can lead you to face mental health problems.
  4. Over-working can cause your learning ability and memory power to fail as you don't get the required amount of rest time.
  5. Working for over 11 hours a day can increase your chances of suffering from depression.
  6. Working for over 40 hours a week can increase your risk of gaining weight, and indulging in alcohol and tobacco abuse.
  7. Working for over 50 hours a week can bring about a reduction in your sleep time to less than 6 hours a day, which can have an adverse impact on your work performance.
  8. Working non-stop in front of the computer can cause you to become prone to headaches and blurred vision.

Here's how you can prevent the negative effects of working too much from impacting your health:

  1. Take a short trip: Being physically away from your workplace and going on short vacations can help your health considerably as it reduces work-related stress to a great extent. It also helps in the rejuvenation of your mind and body, thereby improving your overall health.
  2. Meditate for a calmer self: Meditation is another helpful way in which you can cut down the harm that too much work can have on your body. Spend a few moments each day to de-stress and calm your agitated mind.
  3. Don't bring work home: Once you're at home, avoid the impulse of checking your phone or email for work. Furthermore, avoid bringing your smartphone with you to the dinner table and don't discuss work while eating.
  4. Go for regular checkups: Visiting a doctor regularly is another preventive measure that you need to take very seriously. Screening tests for stroke, heart disease or high blood pressure should be undertaken from time to time so as to prevent yourself from falling prey to such problems.

Despite your heavy workload, you still need to take out time for yourself. It is imperative that you do so in order to create a better work-life balance and consequently, a healthier self. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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I have a mental stress not able to concentrate on other things olways keeping thinking on one thing and this causes a head pain.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I have a mental stress not able to concentrate on other things olways keeping thinking on one thing and this causes a...
Sameer, go for a complete detox of ur body with the help of ayurveda's Panchakarma therapy. It includes Abhyangam (Massage with medicated oils) n medicated steam bath. this wud rejuvenate ur body - improving ur work efficiency and bettering ur sleep. It will also strengthen ur nerves and muscles. These procedures will take out the harmful toxins out of ur body - cleansing ur body. Also take Shirodhara which would completely take the stress out of ur body and u will feel light, fresh and full of energy.
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I am facing stress problem Dr. consult shilajit capsule but I am use dabur shilajit capsule but not benefit please consult good brand shilajit capsule or ayurvedic medicine for stress come down.

Certified * (GMHAT-PC) University of Chester, (U.K.)* Master Hypnotist, California (U.S.A.), Ph.D (Psychology), D.M. , D.C.H. , M.B.A.
Psychologist, Nagpur
I am facing stress problem Dr. consult shilajit capsule but I am use dabur shilajit capsule but not benefit please co...
Dabar shilajit is not proper remedies to reduce stress. You require proper relaxation therapeutic procedure to keep you calm and healthy. Psychological treatment and hypnotherapy is the best way to reduce stress for long life.
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I am a 18 years old bOY I hAve entrance exam just after few days bt I hAve involve in social networking so badly that I am not getting proper nap can't concentrate on study and always in tension and mental stars ses so what should I do now.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am a 18 years old bOY I hAve entrance exam just after few days bt I hAve involve in social networking so badly that...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of chestnut bud + 4 drops of scleranthus + 4 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping.
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Hi. My daughter is suffering from stammering. She has stammering in few letters. Kindly help her to recover from this problem.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi. Please take her to any counsellor, to rule out if there are underlying fears, or is she scared of any one, or confidence issue, or may be any deep routed cause. Along with it also consult speech therapist. (it would have been good if you would have mentioned the age of your daughter).
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One month se mujhe anixety ho rahi hai mujhe raat ko need nahi aati. Eyes red rehti hai left side chest mai heavy lagta hai haath bhi dard rahta hai bechni rahti hai.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
One month se mujhe anixety ho rahi hai mujhe raat ko need nahi aati. Eyes red rehti hai left side chest mai heavy lag...
Consult with a psychologist or a normal physician near from you. Don't take sleeping pills go for morning walk in a park nearly and join any yoga centre also. If your body feel healthy may be you will be able to sleep properly. Try to keep your self calm and positive do some breathing and relaxation exercise for it. If you want any other help you can contact us for tele counseling also.
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All our friends where smoking hukka. And they mixed marijuana in hukka flavor. I smoked it excessively and after that I suffered from stroke. So I am feeling there is something stuck in my throat. How can I live my life healthier and stronger further. My bp is normal now 80 120 how can I live my life healthier and stronger. Further.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
All our friends where smoking hukka. And they mixed marijuana in hukka flavor. I smoked it excessively and after that...
This is due to dehydration of the mouth, start taking good hydrated food, like fresh fruits, salads, shakes, banana, mainly and iron rich diet to neutralise the effects of dryness.
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Sir I want to know that is cigarette smoking in injurious for teenagers or not? Please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
More so for teenagers because your nerves are just completing its total development and any substance abuse, like smoking, can lead to its permanent damage. Just don't even start because as teenagers, you are very vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine that you can become more easily enslaved to it. If you have started, then give it up soon.
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Hi I asking this question for my frnd. The problem is she facing a problem of white water discharge till the age of 15 but the white water discharge coming in low quantity is this a major issue or normal pls suggest she is very stressed.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi I asking this question for my frnd. The problem is she facing a problem of white water discharge till the age of 1...
It is totally normal. Vaginal discharge is normal. It's consistency and amount changes throughout the month and with age. Another factor is sexual arousal. There is no need to worry unless there is a foul smell, greenish-yellowish discharge, itching or pain.
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I am a student of12th, I am getting depressed all time of day, I have lost my self respect and confidence, I am getting weaker and weaker, what should I do to get out from this and improve myself?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a student of12th, I am getting depressed all time of day, I have lost my self respect and confidence, I am getti...
This is a very tricky age because it is the last time that you will get to resolve any issues from childhood that will come up looking for a resolution. So, in effect, this is a sign of something that is needing some attention: it could do with unexpressed anger. If you are aware of it, you may deal with it with a counselor. If not, talk to your parents and take them along to a counselor to explore this angle and resolve the depression. At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue that needs urgent attention. 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 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.
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My work is in lab tecnician but my porblen last 6 month mamery loss in small small time. Exmple if i am going swarget but I goes to the shivajinagar.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Dear, thanks for sharing your problem. I will try to help you. Look, in your case it appears that your mind remains pre-occupied with some thoughts and as a result you often can not pay attention to desired events, tasks. These thoughts may be worries, apprehension or mind pleasing. Such a thing can happen with any body. If you remember that you forget, it means your memory is ok, your mind seems to be elsewhere for the time. You may be stressed/ depressed and may be thinking about past/present/future excessively. If so, you need a psychiatric consultation to rule out anxiety/ stress.
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Hello sir actually I want a consult on my health I am doing smoking at daily 5-6 cigrate about 7 months but at now m not feel to good what can I do what can be reason.

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. Of course, smoking is bad for health in many ways. Smoking can cause cancer and respiratory diseases. Please quit smoking. If you don't feel well now, You may consult a physician for evaluation. Take care.
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How to memorize what I read I mean regarding subjects , i generally forget the things .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Do the following diligently: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. 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. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. 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 too. 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 sugar and junk food.
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I lost some body close so I'm very weak can you help me I am very tired person you help me I am not sure you are a great so I am not be happy.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I lost some body close so I'm very weak can you help me I am very tired person you help me I am not sure you are a gr...
What is making you feel so weak inside- try to gain strength from the beautiful relationship you had with your loved one.- this loving relationship itself will give you the strength to go on. Be the person your loved one always wanted you to be. Give someone else around you a reason to smile, someone who has not been so lucky as you to have enjoyed a loving companionship. The more love you spread in the memory of your loved one, the more you will be thankful to god for having sent such a nice person in your life, no matter for whatever little time- at least you had someone close. Think of those who are so lonely that never experience what god gifted you! so, bring smiles on people's faces and you will be smiling in return! god bless you,
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Excitement in Marriage - Exciting Ways That Can Help You Revive It!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
Excitement in Marriage - Exciting Ways That Can Help You Revive It!

Marriages in our country usually last a lifetime and require effort from both parties involved to make them work. Often, marriages end because of boredom, as the partners begin to believe that the spark is gone. But there are many ways couples can perk up their marriage. 

While it is true that many people are short on precious time in today’s day and age, what is also true is that a marriage is well worth some prioritisation. 

Leaving dirty dishes in the sink for a little while longer does make good sense, if it means that the time is well-used to bond with one’s significant other. Leisure time spent between couples is crucial for the success of a marriage. Many couples do not make it a habit of listening to each other and this really does work to their detriment. Paying close attention to what the other one says and providing a response may not need a lot of effort but the dividends are rich in the form of the partner feeling good. 

Intimacy is a valued feeling of being wanted and it has a big part to play in the success of a marriage. Over the long term, many couples do not make the required effort and the overall quality of their bond is reduced, as a result. While reinitiating contact may be as simple as holding the other’s hand, many people do not do this as they feel their partner should be the one to do so. Intimacy does not only equate to sexual intimacy, but can even simply be looking into one’s partners eyes with love. 

Laughter is said to be the best medicine, and this happens to be true in the case of a marriage, as well. It has been found that couples who laugh about their past experiences are happier and get along a lot more amicably than those who do not. Recalling together where the couple first met and started seeing each other also has a positive impact as it makes both partners feel valued and thankful about what they have. 

Below, are tips that don’t require much—if any—money, time or even hard work! 

  1. Engage in a new activity with your partner. Doing novel activities with your partner enables you to re-experience the original emotional state at the beginning of your marriage. In other words, trying something new sparks excitement, producing passion. You can do anything from deep-sea fishing to salsa dancing to hiking a mountain to eating at a different restaurant. 
  2. Add the element of mystery or surprise. Both mystery and surprise also mimic the emotional state of a new romance. But it doesn’t mean whisking your wife away to the Mediterranean or surprising your husband with expensive dinners. Here, little gestures also go a long way. Examples include, surprising your wife at work and whisking her away for lunch, or sending a greeting card in the mail. 
  3. Do something that kicks up your adrenaline and arousal. Young marriages start out with an adrenaline rush. Your heart races, you get giddy, you’re alert, awake and excited. Arousal-generating activities can include exercising, going on a vigorous hike, and even watching a scary movie. So it’s almost like fooling your brain that the arousal produced to this scary movie (or any other arousing activity) is really due to your marriage, and this helps to perk up the passion. 
  4. Take a mini-vacation just the two of you. Get out of the house for at least one night and two days, somewhere that interests both of you and creates new memories together. You don’t have to go far from home or spend a lot of money. The key is to spend quality time together away from home. Studies show that for women, in particular, getting away is important. They feel more passionate when they’re away from the pressures of their lives. At home, women have a tough time compartmentalizing things. They’re thinking about the laundry, lunch, paying the bills, cleaning the house, and checking things off their mental to-do list. 
  5. Touch more often. Touch produces arousal, comfort and support both physiologically and psychologically, and it doesn’t have to be much of a touch. Holding hands on a walk, making sure you give a hug or kiss or embrace daily reminds you that you’re physiologically bonded. When reigniting your relationship, the key is to shake things up consistently. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
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Can we take both homeopathic and allopathic treatment simultaneously for depression and anxiety?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Can we take both homeopathic and allopathic treatment simultaneously for depression and anxiety?
Highly risky as the drug interactions are not studied between these different medical methods. If u do it will be at ur own risk, u can blame neither the homepath nor the allopath. All the best
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I am a smoking person. I regularly smoking every day and now I go to got the marriage so I want to quite the smoking. Advice me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine DAPHNE INDICA1X( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily AVENA SATIVA Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink20drop in 20 mlfresh water twicedaily Report after 2 monthss
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Hi, my age is 22 year for last one month on words i am feeling every one will hurting me and I am feeling hard to live this life can you give me any suggestion for me.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Nothing to worry. Just take cap dulouxetine 20 mg daily. Tab arpizol 5 mgatnight. Report after 7 days.
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