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Dr. Viral Parikh  - Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

Dr. Viral Parikh

MBBS, DPM

Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

15 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. Viral Parikh MBBS, DPM Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Viral Parikh is a popular Psychiatrist in Maninagar, Ahmedabad. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 15 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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Hi Sir, I have smoking in 6 years how to stop this habit. I have already take psychiatric medicine using in quetiapine 275 mg using depression problems and anxiety. How to reduced this smoking problems.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy, 6-month Internship
Psychologist, Madurai
Relax dear Lybrate user. First of all let me know long have you been taking quitipin as how is the benefit. As you are already having anxiety issues, it is not advisable to think or try to quit smoking because it might increase your anxiety levels and therefore you might fail in both (treatment for anxiety and smoking sensation). Relax. Just try to cut down the no. Of cigarettes to half of your present nos. Get treatment for anxiety issues with a psychiatrist and also a psychologist because it should be addressed by a multidimensional approach. I will also be helpful if you want further guidance /counseling through Lybrate's paid up consultation.

What is the time period of anti anxiety medicine to treat anxiety completely? 1 year or less? Or there is any serious side effects of anti anxiety medicines? Mine medicines is sulpitac 50 censpram lite nexito 10 mg.

Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
What is the time period of anti anxiety medicine to treat anxiety completely? 1 year or less? Or there is any serious...
These are good medicines. There is no fix duration but it is highly possible that you'll be cured within one year. I would also recommend relaxation exercises and therapy. That would be a great add-on to the medicines. No serious side effect if you stick to the dosage that has been prescribed to you.

Alcohol or smoking show their effects on Which age. How our chest can be cure after so much smoking.Please tell sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Alcohol or smoking show their effects on Which age. How our chest can be cure after so much smoking.Please tell sir.
Alcohol and smoking do harm to everyone at any age. When you smoke you damage your lungs: when you smoke more you damage your lungs more: and if you smoke less you damage your lungs no less – well may be a little less. Your desire to smoke less is most welcome but it is not enough. You must quit your smoking completely and you must do it now, seriously. 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 don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t 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. 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. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. But don’t fool yourself any smoking is harmful, and you need to seriously get on with quitting it completely and immediately.
18 people found this helpful

My brother drink from last more than 12 years. He wants to leave his habit but he repeat his habit again and again. Whee he drunk ,sometime he got violent. He drink 24 hours. Can he leave his habits?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
If and only if he decides to stop alcohol than only we can give medication for treating his withdrawal symptoms and can bring back a normal life
1 person found this helpful

PTSD - 6 Major Signs + Treatment

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
PTSD - 6 Major Signs + Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an abnormal condition of the mind that develops when a person is exposed to certain traumatic events in life such as accidents, sexual assault or warfare.

The major symptoms of PTSD are:

  1. Reliving the traumatic experience over and over again; this leads to severe and long-term mental distress.
  2. Recurring dreams about the events.
  3. Provocation of traumatic thoughts by the slightest event that causes distress to the individual.
  4. Avoiding memories and thoughts that might remind them of the event.
  5. Developing a negative view of themselves and the world.
  6. Developing social or specific phobias.

Treatment

  1. Medication and antidepressants: Medicines such as paroxetine, sertraline and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) help the individual address insomnia related problems that occur due to PTSD and suppress nightmares.
  2. Psychotherapy: This form of therapy is used to cure both mental health conditions (such as obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression) as well as emotional problems that result from PTSD. Skilled mental health experts are needed for this form of treatment to be administered. They would listen to each individual patiently and provide effective strategies to give solutions to the problems. Some of these therapies are:

    1. Cognitive Behavioural therapy: This therapy enables the individual to adapt to changes and recognize thought patterns which lead to irrational and negative behaviour and actions.
    2. Exposure therapy: This therapy causes the affected individual to first become anxious by exposing him/her to the traumatic memories, situations and objects by simulating them. The therapy helps the person to overcome his/her fears and become comfortable in the same environment that had previously caused fear and anxiety.
    3. Group therapy: This popular and effective form of therapy allows the individual to share his/her feelings, fears and thoughts with a group of people who have themselves experienced similar trauma in their lives. Sharing such experiences helps reduces stress levels.

Some Self-Help and Coping Tips include:

  1. Avoiding situations that cause PTSD can worsen the condition. Hence, the individual should try to embrace and face such situations boldly.
  2. PTSD can result in loss of motivation and stress. Try utilizing your time in socialising, indulging in certain or even exercising for that matter.
  3. Taking some time out to relax and having fun is very important. This calms the body and mind, thereby improving one’s mood.
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Am a smoking person. Am smoking past 10 years. Now I want to stop the smoking habits.. Pls help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must have been smoking for a long time and may have tried several times to quit it too. But you must keep trying until you succeed. This is the pattern with smoking: you fail and then you try again. One day you will succeed. You may feel that it is impossible to give up at your age or for having smoked so much. But that it not true. I know of so many people who have given up and were very high level smokers (even 40 cigarettes a day!). You can follow some of these instructions to help you this time. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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. 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 chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I am suffering with back bone pain and body pains for that pains even I can't sleep in the night perfectly.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I am suffering with back bone pain and body pains for that pains even I can't sleep in the night perfectly.
Hi Siva, most common cause of low back pain and body aches are postural pain. Try to seat in a correct posture while doing your works. Do stretching exercise regularly, specially back muscle exercises. It will strengthen your back muscle to relieve the pain. If not then consult with a physical medicine specialist, If not improved you consult with a psychiatrist. But you have to rule out any underlying pathology in the bones, muscles n nerves. Thanks.

My age is 25 years mam. Weight 80 kg. Anxiety patient. Whenever become senseless. Cured by diazepam injection Want to avoid the pain.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Psychiatric Medicine
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
My age is 25 years mam.
Weight 80 kg. Anxiety patient.
Whenever become senseless. Cured by diazepam injection
Want to...
You need to consult a Psychiatrist. Regular Medicine along with counselings will be very helpful. You might not require diazepam inj everytime.
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Hi, I have some problem that is first of all I am much addicted to smartphone. And second one is I am feeling lazy. I was not lazy but nowadays I feel that I became lazy. Also I have sleeping problem. I can't sleep at night it's insomnia. Please let me know the solution of all this give me suggestions.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hi, I have some problem that is first of all I am much addicted to smartphone. And second one is I am feeling lazy. I...
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person finds it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep. Insomnia also includes poor sleep quality, restless sleep, waking up several times during sleep, and feeling un-refreshed or tired after waking up.  Homeopathy provides a very safe, effective and non-habit forming treatment of both types of insomnia — acute and chronic. Since the Homeopathic medicines are sourced from natural substances, there are no side-effects. While Insomnia lasting less than a month is considered acute, if the condition continues for more than a month, it is referred to as chronic Insomnia. There are various causes of Insomnia. The prominent ones are stress, grief, depression, emotional disturbance, intake of stimulants like coffee and alcohol, and a huge number of medical reasons (like heart diseases, breathing disorders, thyroid problems, and rheumatoid arthritis). Insomnia is also one of the major concerns in elderly people. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects Medicines will reach you via courier services

I want to quit smokes can you suggest me something which can help me to quit smoking.

Psychologist, Pune
Hi its good to know that you want to quit smoking the best thing you can do is help your own self. Just do it now do not wait for a particular date no resolution make up your mind and go for it. Drink plenty of water do brisk walking indulge urself in the things which you like eg hobbies talk to someone on daily basis share with that person whenenver you get the urge to smoke keep an ealichi or clove in your pocket. Do not use any substitutes believe in urself and back your urself be commited.
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