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Dr. Viral Parikh

MBBS, DPM

Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad

12 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Viral Parikh MBBS, DPM Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
12 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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.
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Dr. Viral Parikh is a popular Psychiatrist in Maninagar, Ahmedabad. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 12 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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Respected Sir/Madam It is the beginning of the collage Life. So please suggest me useful remedies and a proper diet by which I can be fit & fine , And concentrate to my higher studies. Thankyou.

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Respected Sir/Madam It is the beginning of the collage Life. So please suggest me useful remedies and a proper diet b...
Hi there ~ I would need to know you a little better to suggest you useful remedies and a proper diet to be fit and fine and be able to concentrate better in your higher studies. This would involve getting to know what your preferences are and so on. However, exercise is something everyone needs to practice to be able to maintain good health in addition to a healthy and wholesome diet. I hope this helps. Take care

I and my husband has no problem but I had many problems with my in laws. We decided to go separately. But now he is not talking to me properly. Avoiding me. Treating me as a maid. And a sex tool. Now he does not like even to talk to me. What should I do.

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I and my husband has no problem but I had many problems with my in laws. We decided to go separately. But now he is n...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Here your husband needs to understand your emotions and that will happen soon. I think these are the initial days of your separate life. Your husband will naturally be disappointed. But seeing his disappointed you should not be disappointed. Love him and he will come to you. Take care.

How to increase my memory power. Can you pls suggest which vitamin is useful for memory power. And what are the fruits and vegetables should I take. Why I'm asking this question is I'm preparing for competitive field.

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There is no specific drug or vitamins to improve memory. yu have to tale all nutritious food and exercise . Include all types of fruits and vitamins
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In recent days I could not grasp much things. some thing like memory loss, my age is just 21 years old. please suggest me how to improve my memory power and how to over come this situation. thanks in advance

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
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Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.

I do not have a job and nothing is going well for me, i have tried everything possible but nothing is working. I am really dejected.

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More than job you should understand what is not going well with you and why. Sometimes there may be few more options which you may not have thought. Dont give up. Talk to a counselor or psychologist who can help you giving more options as well as helping you to analyze/identify any weakness in you. Read inspiring books, watch inspiring movies, talk to friends who have overcome failures.All these will help you to motivate and encourage you for an enthusiastic life.

I m suffering from social anxiety. Fear of people are looking at me m currently taking pexep 40 mg. I started on 20 mg and now m on 40 mg no improvement. What should I do please help.

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I m suffering from social anxiety. Fear of people are looking at me m currently taking pexep 40 mg. I started on 20 m...
Hi you may need psychotherapy along with medication. Start mindfulness breathing exercise: The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them.  Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing.  Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing.
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Mere Father Bahut jeyada sharaab peete hai. Koi esi medicine jisse woh so gaye ya unki sharab ka asar khatam ho jaye. So that he can come to normal stage?

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Dear, You must understand the difference between alcohol addiction and abuse. You can definitely quit alcohol in one go. Just stop it and swear not to drink again. Engage yourself in games and other engaging activities during evenings or when you feel the urge. Just a week, your habit should change. There are many other methods, which you can see through internet. The best method is what I suggested. Please try it without fail. Take care.

My heart is feeling sad around 4 to 5 days without any reason. Can I resolve it?

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My heart is feeling sad around 4 to 5 days without any reason. Can I resolve it?
Dear , your heart is feeling sad. It could be because you are disappointed or stressed. Were you deeply disappointed in the near past? do you have any job related or family related stress? online counseling, psychotherapy and life style changes should help you. Post a detailed private question to me. I will help you manage your anxiety disorder. Take care.
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Tips to think out of box or what to do for smart thinking or what to do to become sharp minded?

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Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before. Ironically, its a cliché that means to think of clichéd situations in ways that aren’t clichéd. We’re told to “think outside the box” all the time, but how exactly do we do that? How do we develop the ability to confront problems in ways other than the ways we normally confront problems? How do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things? 4. Read a novel in an unfamiliar genre. Reading is one of the great mental stimulators in our society, but it’s easy to get into a rut. Try reading something you’d never have touched otherwise – if you read literary fiction, try a mystery or science fiction novel; if you read a lot of hard-boiled detective novels, try a romance; and so on. Pay attention not only to the story but to the particular problems the author has to deal with. For instance, how does the fantasy author bypass your normal skepticism about magic and pull you into their story? Try to connect those problems to problems you face in your own field5. Write a poem. While most problem-solving leans heavily on our brain’s logical centers, poetry neatly bridges our more rational left-brain though processes and our more creative right-brain processes. Draw a picture. Drawing a picture is even more right-brained, and can help break your logical left-brain’s hold on a problem the same way a poem can. Also, visualizing a problem engages other modes of thinking that we don’t normally use, bringing you another creative boost.
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I am in stage of depression. My mother was the patient of Schizophrenia. I am feeling I have some symptoms of this as per I read about Schizophrenia in Internet.

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I am in stage of depression. My mother was the patient of Schizophrenia. I am feeling I have some symptoms of this as...
Dear lybrate-user, There is no way of knowing exactly who will get schizophrenia. However, about 1 in 100 people worldwide will develop the illness. Since schizophrenia tends to run in families, your chances may be higher because you mother has the disease. It is estimated, the risk factor for you is about 10%.(10 in 100) Depression is a part of negative symptoms of Schizophrenia. With other symptoms and mental status examination, any psychiatrist will be able to diagnose you. Please remember that if schizophrenia is diagnosed and treated in first 2 years, it will not become chronic, needing life long medicines.
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3 ways to combat depression

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Depression is spreading at a fast pace in modern India due to many reasons like poor diet, lifestyles, poor social support system and having too many unrealistic expectations from themselves and other people in their lives. It can affect the rich and the poor and any age group also. According to World Health Organisation, 1 in every 10 people suffer from depression. Due to the social stigma attached to it, most people remain undiagnosed and hence suffer from it silently. This is a huge waste of human potential and capability. Some common symptoms of Depression include:

Appetite loss or an increased hunger,
Insomnia or Oversleeping,
Pervading feelings of worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness,
Anger and Irritability,
Intense physical, emotional and mental fatigue,
Self hatred for making mistakes and not coming up to the expectations of self or other people
Risky Behaviour like rash driving, addictions, dangerous sports,
Problems in Concentration, Memorising and Focussing
Unexplained aches and pains, stomach-aches, Back pain or Headaches
Sudden loss of Interest in Daily Activities, Hobbies. Work
Suicidal Thoughts or Attempts

Here are some basic tips to beat the blues.

Recognising and Conquering Self Criticising Inner Voice:
You would have heard this harsh voice which often reprimands you for making mistakes, or doing something silly or taking any risks. Often this voice would have said, "Its always your fault"," You are capable of nothing"," You are always making mistakes", "Only bad things have happened in my life", " My life is Over". These are called self destructive negative thoughts which can interfere and distract you from your daily activities and a general sense of confidence, power, wellbeing and balance. Depressed people often associate themselves with a negative image of self and of the world, which is very incapacitating and makes the person feel guilty, angry, worthless, hopeless and helpless. The trick is to combat this inner thinking process with evidence to disprove it and support the evidence with logical and rational reasoning and seeing the whole picture with its positives rather than focussing on the negative parts only. For eg.."Good things have also happened in my marriage"," I can learn from my mistakes and do things differently next time"," I have achieved many things in life so I am capable and intelligent"," Life is not over yet, there is hope because I am still alive". such statements are compassionate and help in restoring lost confidence, faith and hope which is vital to beat depression blues.

Be Active:
During depression, physical energy takes a beating as a person goes through an emotionally low phase. People who don't exercise regularly are more prone to depression as the body and mind lacks in blood circulation and "feel good" neuro chemicals called Endorphins. When you are feeling down in the dumps, exercising, yoga, gym, cycling, aerobics, dance can help in elevating the heart rate and thus increasing the blood circulation and elevating the moods. Cycling to work, using the stairs, walking just a little bit as a daily small goal can be beneficial as energy levels can be very low in depression. Getting the sun on the back bone which carries many nerves is also important and helps in chemical synthesis in combating depression.

Be Social:
Man is a social animal by evolutionary process. We tend to feel better in harmonious social communities for our social and psychological wellbeing. Identify people who are well meaning and supportive of your condition. Don't withdraw from the society, thought hat may be the easiest and logical thing to do in depression. Meeting people with similar interests as yours, people who value you for who you are and some people who are funny and can make you laugh will be of immense importance for boosting your self esteem and self worth. See if some one can benefit from your care..caring for others is a huge booster of self worth and self esteem. Having a pet and caring for it can be another activity that you can look into. Watching comedy shows, movies, laughing at your own mistakes or other people mistakes can be a wonderful way to look at life more objectively. Don't take yourself and other people too seriously..everyone makes mistakes and nobody is perfect.


By no means is this list complete. Please look around and find more tips that can help in beating the blues. If Depression is caught in its early stages then its completely curable. Please don't self diagnose and take medications. Get it diagnosed with a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Stress management, Marital Counselling, Meditations and relaxation techniques, Spirituality are very powerful in dealing with depression too.
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I have no sleep in seven days. And I feel so tired and my head and my full body are paining so badly what I do.

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I have no sleep in seven days. And I feel so tired and my head and my full body are paining so badly what I do.
Hi, Please follow these tips: Don't get too worried and anxious. Relax well. Avoid drinking coffee or tea after 7 PM, Take hot water bath before going to bed. Have light food and drink a glass of warm milk at night. Listen to soothing music or read some magazines while you are on bed. Keep your mobile in silent mode at night. Do not work on your laptop on the bed or watch TV till late night. Sleep in a dark and silent room.

What to do for often panic attacks. I feel my heart is beating fast. Is it harmful?

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What to do for often panic attacks. I feel my heart is beating fast. Is it harmful?
Yes it is harmful.if you have recurrent panic attack you need medication.Consult psychiatrist for advice and treatment
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I am 21 year old. I smoke weed for 2-3years and now I am addiction to daily made a joint. What side effect is that l loose my body and now please give some tips for let it go of it.

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
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Dear Jaimim, Weed addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.

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I Am Totally Addicted to my cell phone. I am not able to concentrate in other activities. So, how does this affect life, and how to get rid over this issue?

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
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I Am Totally Addicted to my cell phone.
I am not able to concentrate in other activities.
So, how does this affect li...
Dear lybrate-user, mobile phone addiction is almost equivalent to other addictions. The pleasure center of your brain gets activated and it asks you for more and more. You need to find another alternative activity which gives you more pleasure than mobile phone. Engaging in entertainment, games etc can give you more pleasure.
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Sir how can I fill relaxed ?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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You need to de stress from what ever is giving you stress. Exercising, sleeping well for 8-9 hours, taking break from work, having hobbies will help you to relax to some extent. Besides, this counselling can help you to deal with stress and learn to manage how you react to stress and what are your strengths and limitations. This will help you to distress further more and help you feel more confident and in control of yourself and your world. If you have any queries please contact me

I lost somebody last last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

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I lost somebody last last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please he...
Deat lybrate-user the usual grief peroid is 6-12 weeks if it is not your family member. One year is high time you consult psychiatrist. If not keen then change your daily routine go for walk vist friends and not stay alone if acceptable do some yoga snd meditation s.
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