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Dr. Viral Parikh

MBBS, DPM

Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

13 Years Experience
Dr. Viral Parikh MBBS, DPM Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
13 Years Experience
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Dr. Viral Parikh is a popular Psychiatrist in Maninagar, Ahmedabad. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 13 years. He has completed MBBS, DPM . He is currently practising at Santvan Psychiatric Clinic in Maninagar, Ahmedabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Viral Parikh on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Gujrat University - 2004
DPM - Gujrat University - 2012
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I'm Debesie Khonglah From Meghalaya, Shillong. I'm 23 years old and I have a problem that I could not concentrate on my work. My question is How to improve my concentration level? Thank you.

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Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Adolescent age period is always such. Because adolescent people have other priorities and focal points, it becomes difficult for them to concentrate on study material. Understanding this critical factor can help change your attitude towards self and education.. Take care.
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I am 42 years old suffering from panic attack since 4 yrs, afraid of going out side only question is about that what will happen to me, only I search for narrow escape in crowd, negative thought what and if makes my daily life miserable please help me out from this situation.

MBBS, DPM ( Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 42 years old suffering from panic attack since 4 yrs, afraid of going out side only question is about that what ...
Hello, As per your symptoms you are likely to be suffering from a panic disorder. Kindly consult a psychiatrist.
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I am 24 years old. I am suffering from stuttering problem. I also attend speech therapy sessions, but they did not make any improvement. Please help me.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Stuttering can be cured with speech therapy but you need to consult a speech pathologist with masters degree and good work experience for better results.
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I am twenty year old but I am not feeling confident when I go and talk in front of many people. Please help.

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
I am twenty year old but I am not feeling confident when I go and talk in front of many people. Please help.
Dear, confidence is a relative terminology. Confidence differs in relation to what you are approaching. Confidence is directly related to experience. The more your experience in any matter, the more your confidence is. Therefore, rethink. If you want confidence in approach, try approaching more and more.
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Mujhe last one month se left side mai achank pain and anxiety feel hoti hai chakar aane lagta hai or raat mai saute huai anxiety or badh jaati step chalne par saas phool jaata hai.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Mujhe last one month se left side mai achank pain and anxiety feel hoti hai chakar aane lagta hai or raat mai saute h...
May be you have some gas problem or you can consult with a cardiologist also. Don't worry everything will be fine soon. If you want any other help you can contact us.
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Hai I am a medical student. Doing my first year. I can't concentrate on my studies properly due to have load. How can I approach each subjects. Anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. How will I study effectively. Seniors told study only important.. Is it enough?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Obviously you are not planning your studies well. Even if you are overloaded, it is possible to carefully make a timetable and follow that meticulously and complete your portions. Please see if these points help: Hints For Planning A Better Study Schedule 1. Plan a schedule of balanced activities. College life has many aspects which are very important to success. Some have fixed time requirements and some are flexible. Some of the most common which you must consider are: • FIXED: Eating FLEXIBLE: Sleeping • Organizations vs Recreation • Classes vs Study • Church vs Relaxation • Work vs Personal Affairs 2. Plan enough time in studying to do justice to each subject. Most college classes are planned to require about three hours of work per week per credit in the course. By multiplying your credit load by three you can get a good idea of the time you should provide for studying. Of course, if you are a slow reader, or have other study deficiencies, you may need to plan more time in order to meet the competition of college classes. 3. Study at a regular time and in a regular place. Establishing habits of study is extremely important. Knowing what you are going to study, and when, saves a lot of time in making decisions and retracing your steps to get necessary materials, etc. Avoid generalizations in your schedule such as “STUDY.” Commit yourself more definitely to “STUDY HISTORY” OR “STUDY CHEMISTRY” at certain regular hours. 4. Study as soon after your lecture class as possible. One hour spent soon after class will do as much good in developing an understanding of materials as several hours a few days later. Check over lecture notes while they are still fresh in your mind. Start assignments while your memory of the assignment is still accurate. 5. Utilize odd hours during the day for studying. The scattered one- or two-hour free periods between classes are easily wasted. Planning and establishing habits of using them for studying for the class just finished will result in free time for recreation or activities at other times in the week. 6. Limit your blocks of study time to no more than 2 hours on any one course at one time. After 1 ½ to 2 hours of study you begin to tire rapidly and your ability to concentrate decreases rapidly. Taking a break and then switching to studying some other course will provide the change necessary to keep up your efficiency. 7. Trade time – don’t steal it. When unexpected events arise that take up time you had planned to study, decide immediately where you can find the time to make up the study missed and adjust your schedule for that week. Note the weekend evenings - most students can afford no more than one of them for recreation, but may wish to use different evenings on different weeks. This “trading agreement” provides for committing one night to study, but rotating it as recreational possibilities vary. 8. Provide space for review. That is, a regular weekly period when you will review the work in each of your courses and be sure you are up-to-date. This review should be cumulative, covering briefly all the work done thus far in the quarter. 9. Practice self-recitation as a device for increasing memory. Organize your notes in a question and answer form and think in terms of questions and answers about the main ideas of the material as you review weekly. When preparing for exams, try to predict the questions the instructor may ask. 10. Keep carefully organized notes on both lectures and assignments. Good notes are one of the best bases for review. Watch for key ideas in lectures and try to express them in your own words in your notes. Watch for headings and bold face type in your reading to give you clues for main ideas in your notes. Take down careful notes as to exactly what assignments are made and when they are due
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Is there any tasteless medicine for controlling EXTREME ANGER which works instantly/gradually for 58 year old. Which is also safe for heart patients.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
There no such tasteless medicine for controlling EXTREME ANGER . Mind control, meditiaonand yoga cna help control anger
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I am becoming addicted to alcohol, what are the effects due to chronic abuse of alcohol?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I have some fear to go foreign countries and unknown places. How can I avoid it and what is the remedy.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is a combination of the fear of change and the fear of the unknown. Do you know that this is normal and that a lot of people experience this? now because of this there is what is called resistance to change: some people will not venture to go abroad and to unknown places. Now that means it is crippling them. If that is how intense your problem is, then you need to work with a counselor. Often the fear is an exaggeration and there may be some contaminated thoughts that play tricks with your mind to stop you from going out. If you externalized these fears, the other person will give you assuring feedback based on facts and that will help you respond differently. You are missing fabulous trips, and visits to countries and places that offer so much excitement. One trip will prove your theory wrong, and another may reduce it even further. Gradually, the fear will dissipate based on your experience and not on your fantasy.
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Schizophrenia and Psychosis

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur

Schizophrenia and Psychosis
 

Schizophrenia Information & Treatment Introduction

Throughout recorded history, the disease we now know as schizophrenia has been a source of bewilderment. Those suffering from the illness once were thought to be possessed by demons and were feared, tormented, exiled or locked up forever. In spite of advances in the understanding of its causes, course and treatment, schizophrenia continues to confound both health professionals and the public. It is easier for the average person to cope with the idea of cancer than it is to understand the odd behavior, hallucinations or strange ideas of the person with schizophrenia. 

As with many mental disorders, the causes are poorly understood. Friends and family commonly are shocked, afraid or angry when they learn of the diagnosis. Expectations become more realistic as schizophrenia is better understood as a brain disease that requires ongoing treatment. Demystification of the illness, along with recent insights from basic neuroscience, gives new hope for finding more effective treatments for an illness that previously carried a grave prognosis.

Schizophrenia is characterized by a broad range of unusual behaviors that cause profound disruption in the lives of the patients suffering from the condition and in the lives of the people around them. Schizophrenia strikes without regard to gender, race, social class or culture.

One of the most important kinds of impairment caused by schizophrenia involves the person's thought processes. The individual can lose much of the ability to rationally evaluate his surroundings and interactions with others. There can be hallucinations and delusions, which reflect distortions in the perception and interpretation of reality. The resulting behaviors may seem bizarre to the casual observer, even though they may be consistent with the schizophrenic's abnormal perceptions and beliefs.

Nearly one-third of those diagnosed with schizophrenia will attempt suicide. About 10 percent of those with the diagnosis will commit suicide within 20 years of the beginning of the disorder. Patients with schizophrenia are not likely to share their suicidal intentions with others, making life-saving interventions more difficult. The risk of depression needs special mention due to the high rate of suicide in these patients. The most significant risk of suicide in schizophrenia is among males under 30 who have some symptoms of depression and a relatively recent hospital discharge. Other risks include imagined voices directing the patient toward self-harm (auditory command hallucinations) and intense false beliefs (delusions).
The relationship of schizophrenia to substance abuse is significant. Due to impairments in insight and judgment, people with schizophrenia may be less able to judge and control the temptations and resulting difficulties associated with drug or alcohol abuse.

In addition, it is not uncommon for people suffering from this disorder to try to "self-medicate" their otherwise debilitating symptoms with mind-altering drugs. The abuse of such substances, most commonly nicotine, alcohol, cocaine and marijuana, impedes treatment and recovery.

Hii I have a heart attack phobia problem I can not go out alone I feel this problem spicy when I was alone nd in traffic please give me some solution to come out from this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hii I have a heart attack phobia problem I can not go out alone I feel this problem spicy when I was alone nd in traf...
You have morbid anxiety about heart attack and in your young age heart attacks do not happen as you fear and you get mind control by realising this . And do meditation and yoga or talk therapy
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He smokes cigarettes daily nearly 5 to 6. And he also suffering from pails. Please suggest for that. I'm waiting for your reply.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
To sop smoking, simply engage mind in better activities like reading, hearing nice talks or music and keeping mind busy in services. Eating vegetarian foods and fruits and drinking cow's milk in night before sleeping also helps. Self determination is required.
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Hi my friend is 19 years old (f) she is in depression mode since childhood because she does not have parents in there life and few days ago her nani pass by she too depressed now please give me some tips to make her smile in her face I can not see her cry everyday all night she cries please help me Give some tips depression sae bahar kaeaae aae. Pls I beg you do not ignore it.

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
Hi my friend is 19 years old (f) she is in depression mode since childhood because she does not have parents in there...
Hi, try these tips. 1. Outing - away from noise and crowd. 2. Talking - it drains the emotion. 3. Keep patience - its not going change all of a sudden. 4. Happy - if your are happy, so is your surrounding. 5. Future - planning is related to hope, dreams, aspiration.
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Meditation For Healthy Skin!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
Meditation For Healthy Skin!

A large number of skin problems like acne breaks, dull complexion are a result of unnecessary stress. Try doing yoga or meditation as they are known to be effective stress busters.

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My brother died 1 year ago and since that time i have fear in my mind that i'll die so please advise how to remove this fear?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My brother died 1 year ago and since that time i have fear in my mind that i'll die so please advise how to remove th...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush some cashew nuts to powder 2. Take 1 tsp of cashew nut powder 3. Add 1 cup of warm milk 4. Mix well 5. Drink every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This will help with your concern.
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I am suffering from love pain. Whom I am loving he is totally ignoring me. I am thinking all the time of him. I just want to get out of this pain but I am unable. I can not concentrate in any other thing. I can not handle myself. I am not getting any way. Please suggest me.

MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Go and talk to him and ask him if he says a no move on. There are better guys. If he has lost you. Its because he was not worth you. Do not waste your time and love on some one who does not care.

4 Ways to Control Your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
4 Ways to Control Your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

4 ways to control your obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person has recurring thoughts and feels the urge to perform certain specific tasks at regular intervals.

Living with OCD can very difficult and medications or therapy alone cannot guarantee complete recovery. The patient himself/herself has to take certain steps to win against the disease.

Here are some measures you can take to control the symptoms of OCD to recover faster.

1. Accept the truth

If you cultivate an accepting approach towards the fact that you are suffering from OCD and will experience obsessive thoughts then it will be easier to cope with the situation. You have to convince yourself that the recurring thoughts and compulsions you're having are not real, do not imply anything and will go away soon. This helps you maintain an optimistic approach and accelerate your recovery process.

2. Try to postpone your compulsions

When you have the urge to do certain ritualistic tasks try not to give in to them. Try to suppress the urges by saying to yourself that you will do it later and then involve yourself in normal day to day activities so that the compulsions can't rule you anymore.

3. Divert your attention

When you feel that you are having a recurring thought or compulsion, try to distract yourself by channelizing your thoughts towards some other activity. You will find that as you engage yourself in other activities, the obsessive compulsive thoughts will lose their impact on you and will prove to be less bothering.

4. Tell yourself that ocd is one of the most insignificant things of your life

Reduce the amount of value you impart to the disorder. Try to convince yourself that ocd cannot change your way of living life and you don't need to give in to your recurring thoughts and compulsions every time. Try to believe that you will not let this disorder affect your life in anyway and it's just your brain bringing these thoughts, not you.

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Due to the my exam, I am getting stressful and hence can't study. I don't Even know what I am reading. Alongside I forget what I studied. Please help.

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
Due to the my exam, I am getting stressful and hence can't study. I don't Even know what I am reading. Alongside I fo...
Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. I can provide you more tips. Take care.
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She is getting irritated and have fight more with every body when poornima day comes before or after.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
She is getting irritated and have fight more with every body when poornima day comes before or after.
Dear patient, you can treat it with homeopathy as its because of chemical and hormonal chances occuring in the body due to climatic and meteorological changes. You can consult privately for more discussion on this.
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I am suffering from severe weakness from last few days. My body feels like dull throughout day. It even affects my moral and positive attitude towards any activity. What can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am suffering from severe weakness from last few days. My body feels like dull throughout day. It even affects my mo...
take following remedies 1.triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2.amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach
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