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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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Hi I am a 26 years old female. I am schizophrenic. What other healing methods are available apart from taking regular medicines?

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
Schizophrenia is always treated with a combination of pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, counseling and meditation. Such a combination of treatment always provides better relief because of altered life style and perception. I am ready to provide telephone consultation for psychotherapy and meditation. Let me know if you are willing to undergo those. Take care.
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I am 19 years old. I cannot concentrate in my study, feeling worried, could not do good results, what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful
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I am not able to concentrate during studies. please help me and gov me some tips plz.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
At your age when you are probably working also, it is hard to focus on studies. It's alright. 1. Study before tasks that you cannot avoid doing. 2. Try looking for some youtube videos regarding what you need to study. 3. Find a student of the same course, whom you can teach- at times you may find it difficult to study for yourself, but easy when you have to teach someone else. Try these and let me know how these tips worked for you.
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Sir, how to control emotion about crush and forget girl and I am trying to move on but I can not do.

MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Sir, how to control emotion about crush and forget girl and I am trying to move on but I can not do.
There's nothing that you cannot do! You need to distract yourself, make other friends, go out with them, indulge in activities that you enjoy doing, follow your passion and get busy! You're only 28 and you can't afford to cry over a girl that was just a crush and not even a relationship! Time does definitely Heal but you need to have faith and be patient. If you feel low, talk it out with some good-meaning friend or consult a counselor/therapist who can "uplift" you. Common, get up, dress up, cheer up & show up!
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My father expired 17 days ago now I am very depression tel how I come out of this depression.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
My father expired 17 days ago now I am very depression tel how I come out of this depression.
This is grief period it will take time you should go through this grief period it will subside in few months if you r very much depressed that you cannot do any activity like work and other routine please meet a psychiatrist.
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I am getting anger without any reason and I shout on my kids and husband daily and sometime I hit my kids with silly reasons. I don't know what had happened to me. I am feeling alone. My husband does not spend time with me even in weekends he will not be in home. He enjoy himself with Friends. But he is not taking care of family. I should do only take care of 2 kids 24/7 he won't take any responsibility of them. I feel very disturbed. My husband will be with his laptop, mobile and TV he don't even speak with me casually. If he get time he wants sex which I don't like just because he always use me for the sex and as servant. He don't treat me as wife and he don't speak to me with love. And he always touch my breast if he wants sex. Which irritates me alot. He just expecting sex without love. I mean with out speaking to me he directly goes to sex. With all these I feel anger and depressed. Please suggest me how to come out.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Dear lybrate-user You have to bring the courage to tell him your mind, anger and frustration. But before this; spend a lot of time I making yourself beautiful and healthy. This can all be done at home. Start exercising, eat the right kinds of food, loose about 15 kgs in 4 to 6 months. At the same time, develop a hobby; singing, painting, needlework, pottery, making jams, pickles etc etc. Make sure you spend atleast 2 to 3 hours on these. Expecially physical exercise. This will develop your personality and beauty; exercise will make your physical form improve. When you start feeling beautiful from inside, your anger will reduce, self worth will increase and your husband will want to spend quality time with you. At such a time you both can explore foreplay before sex that will be satisfying to both of you and renew your family peace. Regards.
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What to do if I want to change my behaviour and the way of reacting to different things and situations.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
What to do if I want to change my behaviour and the way of reacting to different things and situations.
Well you have to think positively and always be positive. get up early in the morning and sit silently without thinking for 10 minutes. Listen to your favourite holy songs for 5 minutes in the morning. Always watch your thoughts and words.
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I do not feel like working at all, I feel sleepy all day and also very weak. I also get negative thoughts and I do not feel like talking to people and always prefer staying. Alone.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I do not feel like working at all, I feel sleepy all day and also very weak. I also get negative thoughts and I do no...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of water violet + 4 drops of impatiens + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping.
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I asm overpossesive on my friends. Now all of them left me. How can i avoid the possesive and anger?

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
Possession and anger are bi-products of lack of understanding. Psychotherapy should be of help to you. The given details are not enough. Please provide more details regarding your personality, habits, aptitude and attitude with family and self history. Take care.
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My wish for sex is increasing day by day. Help me to reduce it. I have done sex with many girls.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wish for sex is increasing day by day. Help me to reduce it. I have done sex with many girls.
You are too young to be having sex with 'many girls' already at the age of 16 years. You probably have a high sex drive and will need to visit a sexologist who will give you treatment suitable to your age and constitution. Any way by this time your male sex hormone, testosterone has already begun a spurt in its production. This will increase your drive to fulfill the libido. But people with good value systems will tide over this phase, which has a duration of two years, to happily get over the urge. You will need to channelize your sexual energy into active sports and games, hobbies, socializing, into healthy and interesting academic programs which will partially fulfill your school pursuits. A good sex education too will go well with your understanding of women and not to see them as mere sex objects.Obviously by this time it has become more frustrating than pleasureful: this is what happens when you have too much of something and especially at this wrong age.
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Hello doctor! I am 22 years female. My weight is 69 kg. I am a student and my lifestyle is basically sedentary but I am trying to go for walk whenever possible. I am controlling my diet and avoiding junk. Even after all my efforts my weight is constantly increasing and I am becoming fat. My weight has become a major concern for me, recently I am very disturbed mentally as I started feeling that I no more look good. My dresses no more fit me. I am unable to wear most of the dresses as they won't fit me. Please help. I want to know is there any medicines which can decrease my weight without completely going on starvation. Please tell me if there is any medicine for weight loss without any side effects.

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Hello doctor! I am 22 years female. My weight is 69 kg. I am a student and my lifestyle is basically sedentary but I ...
It all depends on our motivation and never give up attitude. No you will lose weight needed you change your thinking and attitude towards permanent natural weight loss. The major hurdle is self sympathy while following diet that we r cursing our body, feeling missing out on certain foods, etc. We should just feel that we are gifting ourselves good health and good looks....look at you after that,..a happier you... You should take a metabolism boosting diet....which includes lot of therapeutic foods like wheat grass, lemon grass, ginseng root extracts, cinnamon extracts etc. Take expert advice.
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I am 24 years of age. I have a bf and we are in a relation fr abt 5 yrs. Our families know abt it and everything is fine. I had askd something abt my relationship before also. I jst want to ask something particular. This might seem to be irritating or nagging but that is actually what I feel. My bf has gone for a tour. I know that he needs to enjoy der instead of thinking abt me or anything else. I do not disturb him by calling. I just msg him on watsapp. I wait for his one msg. He comes online but does not msg me. I asked him since he came online he can jst leave a small msg which would make me feel good. He said that I was at work and so he dint text. Its a saturday and I wrk fr half day. Even though he forgot that its a saturday I do come home arnd 2-2: 30 for lunch break and he had come online just before that. It might seem a bit irritating but it really kills me from inside. Yesterday I jst pranked him saying I am admitted in the hospital. I gt a call frm him in d next 5 mins. Thats when I tld him that its not that he does not have time but its just abt your preference. When I am out of station I give him my time by myself. But I always have to ask him y he couldnt find a bit of time to even msg me. I am a person who feels these small things matter a lot and makes me feel good. He knows everything about me by nw. I just want an experts opinion on this bcos wen I tell him or explain to him he never agrees. He feels wat I say is wrong. Is taking small efforts more impnt then always giving reasons ?Kindly advise.

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Psychologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user if these things will remain for long time then its not good for your relation. May be some time he could be busy but many times not responding is really the matter to consider. Talk with your bf about all this with calm mind ,try to sought out the problem. And you should also understand every relation demands some space. Stop fighting on small things. Any thing can be solve through conversation what it demands healthy discussion, don't sit and think about this and take some step.
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I am feeling difficult in remembering names, memories and other activities. I am feeling annoyed with my brain. I want myself to be as normal. How to notice a problem with my brain?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist, Mumbai
For helping with memory, repeating helps. Repeat the names you wish to remember. Have a task list written down for the activities that you wish to do. Learn to be relaxed. Don't stress over and over that you have a memory issue. If you feel it's severe go to a doctor and get a thorough check up done.
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I am sleeping 6 to 7 hours n their is no any significant event happened with me so what is the reason behind feeling tired n body paining.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am sleeping 6 to 7 hours n their is no any significant event happened with me so what is the reason behind feeling ...
sleep for 8 hours a day, it might be what u require, average sleep. eat healthy food, have physical activity
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I am having depression for few months, and now I feel drowsy after prolonged medication, what should I do?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I  am having depression for few months, and now I feel drowsy after prolonged medication, what should I do?
Olanzepine is not used for depression. Kindly check your diagnosis with your psychiatrist. Even otherwise there are non sedating antidepressants which you can use if indicated.
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What are the beneficial things we should do during study? To increase concentration and avoiding sleepiness?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear, concentration: first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect not only human including pets.
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Hi mental retardation in a person happens from birth or can start at any age.Please help

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Although mental retardation starts from birth itself but sometimes it can be normal during first 5-6 yrs and then symptoms start occurring. Mental retardation occurs only in early period of life.
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I joined MBBS on August 2010. On January 2011 my relatives bet me continuously for around 3 to 4 hours front of public that to all known fellows and for no reason they did that and later many people remembered that incident regularly by making fun of me for almost 2 years means from January 2011 to December 2012. And moreover previously few days before my relatives bet me I was been ragged by college seniors so I had went home. But my relatives bet me telling I was lying and ran home to quit medical and etc bad things about me. and later they kept on spreading negatives about me which I had not done. Infact even to my college Dean, Professors and Clerk. So everyday from Jan 2011 to June 2011 one or the other was scolding me. So I fear+sadness I didn't met anybody whom I know or anybody new. And parents were neutral. And flunked in June 2011 (1st year MBBS exam. And from that day till now I am dying in fear+sadness+anger on relatives+more anxiety+no proper sleep+not taking food properly+still not able to mingle with people. Didn't pass and trying to study or work or do something but couldn't do. Unable to forget those 6 months till today. I am sure I am not lying. So am I normal? Am I useless to live? I want to complete MBBS and even do PG. At that time my age was 18 and now almost 24 years. Is it worth if I start 1st year MBBS again.

M.Phil clinical psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I joined MBBS on August 2010. On January 2011 my relatives bet me continuously for around 3 to 4 hours front of publi...
Dear lybrate user, first of all, I want to tell you, that do not make negative comments to yourself and negative and pessimistic ruminations about self. Because you have that incident happened and because you were not aware of any reason behind why your relatives treated in an in-humanitarian manner, clearly reflects their insensitivity towards you and to humanity in general. Because a normal understanding person will not treat other person like this. Second due to this traumatic experience you were not able to concentrate and study also which is but obvious, as anyone who is in such kind of situation will definitely feels fearful, angry and anxious. Further, meeting with such people or even talking about them would make you more helpless and difficult to trust people around. I would suggest you to continue your studies which you have stopped in between and it is definitely worth full if you will study hard and put best efforts again to do mbbs and distract more in pleasurable activities which you find enjoyable and relaxing. Also, it is important for you to understand that you can not change people or their attitude, the only thing you can do is to manage yourself and adopt better coping mechanism which makes you more proactive towards any kind of challenging or difficult situation. Even if your relatives keep saying some bad words for you, do not give weight to them as they are of no use. Your aim is to achieve higher and success in life. Consult a clinical psychologist, who can deeply and better do management of psychological issues like, anger, fear and sadness and how you can socially adjust in any kind of environment. Take care.
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How can I get rid of cleithrophobia its like getting locked alone in a room or toilet anywhere please let me know thank-you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How can I get rid of cleithrophobia its like getting locked alone in a room or toilet anywhere please let me know tha...
If your symptoms are severe or life-limiting, it is always best to seek advice from a mental health professional. Systematic desensitization and other cognitive-behavioral techniques work very well with phobias, but should not be tried without the assistance of a professional. Those with milder symptoms, however, sometimes find relief from a variety of self-help techniques. Leaving an escape route, such as cracking the bathroom door or removing the locks from your bedroom, can help you feel calmer in many situations, but this is not always possible or practical. If you begin to panic, try using purposeful breathing or guided visualization to calm your anxiety. If you have a supportive friend or relative nearby, ask that person to speak calmly with you about light topics. Some people find that the Stop! technique helps curb anxiety, while others find that it does not work in the middle of a panic attack. Although cleithrophobia is never fun, it typically responds well to a variety of treatment methods. With hard work, there is no reason for the fear of being trapped to take over your life.
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