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Dr. Rupali  - Psychiatrist, Noida

Dr. Rupali

95 (56 ratings)
M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS

Psychiatrist, Noida

23 Years Experience  ·  310 - 800 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Rupali 95% (56 ratings) M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, ... Psychiatrist, Noida
23 Years Experience  ·  310 - 800 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr Rupali Shivalkar is a psychiatrist based in Delhi. With an MMBS from the Mumbai University and a Diploma in Psychological Medicine, she is adept at handling a variety of challenging cases that have to do with behaviour and thinking. Also, she has over 21 years of experience in the field of psychiatry and has risen in ranks to become one of the top professionals in this area, in Delhi. She has also attained an MD in Psychiatry from the Mumbai University through her study and research at GSM College and KEM Hospital. She has served as a professor and a consultant at various reputed institutes, which has helped her in gathering a rather impressive body of knowledge and experience as she has had the opportunity to work on several patients with challenging conditions and symptoms. She has a wide set of specializations with abnormal behaviour therapy topping the list only to be followed by substance abuse and de addiction therapy and treatment. She is also well known for her treatment methods involving cognitive behavioural therapy and other forms of treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder. With her experience and expertise, she is able to home in on the root cause of the issue with careful evaluation and examination before she begins the therapy or treatment method. She is also adept at critical care procedures and has widespread experience when it comes to handling emergency cases. She is also fluent in both Hindi and English, which makes her more accessible for patients from all kinds of backgrounds.

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M. D. Psychiatry - Mumbai University -GSMC & KEMH - 2000
Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM - CPS Board-Mumbai (GSMC & KEMH) - 1999
MBBS - Mumbai University -LTMC - 1995
Past Experience
31st January 2010 to 5th July 2012: Associate Professor at Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi
June 2004- 3rd July 2005: Consultant Psychiatrist at District Mental Health Programme
June 2001-May 2004: Senior Resident In Psychiatry at Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences
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Jan 2001- May 2001: Lecturer In Psychiatry at Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine & Allied Sciences, Delhi
Feb 2001- May2001: Senior Research Fellow at UNDCP
Feb 2000- June 2000: Research Officer at KEM Hospital, Mumbai
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English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Recognized Post Graduate Supervisor For MD-Psychiatry Delhi University
Delhi Medical Council
Indian Psychiatric Society
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International Network of Women Against Tobacco

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8 Psychotic Effects of Cannabis

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
8 Psychotic Effects of Cannabis

It is really important to enlighten yourself with the meaning of the word 'cannabis'. Cannabis Sativa is a kind of hemp plant from which you derive hash, hash oil and marijuana. Cannabis is popularly known by a litany of street names like weed, pot, grass, homegrown or even ganja. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is a chief chemical present in the plant. This chemical has the potential to alter the way you think, feel or work and hence there is a need to know its link with psychosis. Psychosis on the other hand aims to explain mental conditions felt by a person. In most cases a stark departure from reality is noticed which is usually the case after consuming cannabis as well.

Psychotic effects of Cannabis:

  1. Irregular sleep patterns: The effect of Marijuana or hash can upset your sleep patterns. A check has to be exercised therefore. It can make you feel too tired and exhausted to rest for long hours. 
  2. Increased anxiety: Many times, the hemp plant has been found to play up with your coping skills. You might feel anxious at the drop of a hat. Anxiety takes a toll on mental peace and affects your physical health.
  3. Problem in thinking clearly: Under the effect of Cannabis, you tend to live in a parallel universe. Your mind makes up imaginary situations thinking it to be real. This muddles up your capability to think clearly.
  4. Lack of innovation: Continuous consumption of the drug can also make a person repetitive; you stop conceiving new ideas. 
  5. Reduced confidence: Studies show how you can become very nervous due to the effects of cannabis.  
  6. Reticence: Communication can be a problem if you have been using the plant for a long time. You tend to bottle up your emotions and also your fears.  
  7. Paranoia and suspiciousness: You might even grow suspicious of people you trusted all along. Friends, relatives, parents are doubted. Obsession with the slightest of things is also a resultant effect. 
  8. Delusions and Hallucinations: Being 'high' is a positive effect as it helps you to relax, but if unhindered it could lead to serious hallucinations. Your existence in a hallucinated world can even turn fatal in some cases.
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2 Major Causes Behind ADHD

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
2 Major Causes Behind ADHD

What is ADHD?

ADHD refers to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is a brain-related condition found among preschoolers, children, teenagers and in many cases extends well into adulthood. These individuals have significant impairment in academics as well as social situations and interpersonal relations. The child has difficulty sustaining attention, phases of hyper activeness and cannot control his/her impulses which make their day to day life at school and home difficult.

ADHD Symptoms

The symptoms of this disorder among children can be categorized under three headings.

1. Hyperactivity which includes - 

  • Fidgets often
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to stay at one place runs around and tries to climb things
  • Trouble playing quietly
  • Excessive talking

2. Inattention, which can be divided into symptoms like

  • Getting easily distracted
  • Tendency to loose things
  • Daydreaming
  • Facing problems related to organizing things
  • Not listening carefully
  • Forgetting about daily activities, carelessness

3. Impulsiveness

  • Interrupts others as they speak and talks out of turn
  • Answers questions without listening to what has been asked
  • Not being able to wait for their turn to come

Prevalence :
10-12% of school children before puberty are affected by one or more types of ADHD. ADHD especially hyperactivity is more prevalent in boys than in girls, with the ratio up to 9:1. Inattention and poor concentration are more commonly seen amongst girls. The rate of ADHD in parents and sibling of children with ADHD is 5-10 times higher than in the general population.

ADHD Causes
The probable causes of ADHD among children are,

  1. Neurodevelopmental changes - A poorly developed activity of the brain particularly in the areas that control attention and concentration cause ADHD. This causes an imbalance in the neurotransmitters or the chemicals important for brain functioning and development.
  2. Genetic Factors - genetic studies show that ADHD is largely hereditary in nature with a heritability of 75% approximately. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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How to taper clobazam 2.5 mg/day for anxiety. Please help. My doctor told me to taper slowly. But I can not handle adverse effect. Please tell me.

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
How to taper clobazam 2.5 mg/day for anxiety. Please help. My doctor told me to taper slowly. But I can not handle ad...
Hello Lybrate User you are already on lowest possible dose. You may now stop it. You are likely to face some anxiety initially but should subside in few days Try using relaxation techniques to get over this phase.
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My BP is 146/86. I have sleep related anxiety. Can I take censpram. Dr. has not given any medicine. I am little bit anxious.

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
My BP is 146/86. I have sleep related anxiety. Can I take censpram. Dr. has not given any medicine. I am little bit a...
Hello Lybrate User before starting any Antidepressant I suggest you should get yourself examined for all possible contributing factors. This often helps decide treatment options. Please get yourself examined by psychiatrist in person.
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I am taking Serlift 100 and spectra 10 for the last 15 months for GAD and improved almost 100 percent. Should I continue the medicines or continue .I know taking the same for 3 days which is causing strange sensation in my head, what is it please give details. Thanks.

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
I am taking Serlift 100 and spectra 10 for the last 15 months for GAD and improved almost 100 percent. Should I conti...
Hello Lybrate User, usually once you get near normal improvement with medicines the same should continue for 3-6 months for further stabilization and then gradually tapered and stopped. You should follow tapering of medicines under guidance of your treating psychiatrist. Please dont stop medicine suddenly as it may lead to relapse of symptoms.
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What medicine can be taken to reduce the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol or reduce urge to drink?

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
What medicine can be taken to reduce the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol or reduce urge to drink?
Hello Lybrate User Alcohol withdrawal treatment includes substitute agents like benzodiazepines and anti craving agents along with Motivation Enhancement Therapy. The medicine selection and dose depends on severity of withdrawal as well as associated physical complications. In case of severe withdrawal one may have to go for hospitalization to prevent complication like seizures delirium etc. It is always advised to get Alcohol withdrawal treatment under guidance and supervision of psychiatrist.
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Sir, My father is suffering from clotting of blood in brain for last 3 years. He is undergoing treatment for last 3 years. Now he is alright. From last 2 days even though he didn't eat anything in night, he feels that he had taken supper. While providing food to him, he is telling that he is not hungry and he had just eaten. Why he is doing like that. We are not understand. Please provide solution to my problem.

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
Hello Lybrate User the condition may be result of memory disturbance or confusion. This is usually due to possible neurological disorder like blood clotting of past or fresh change. I suggest you consult neurologist on priority basis.
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Hi, I am getting bore all the time what ever I do I am not happy with that work.Please suggest I am getting stress.

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
Hi, I am getting bore all the time what ever I do I am not happy with that work.Please suggest I am getting stress.
Hello Lybrate User losing interest and motivation for activities getting easily distracted or bored can be indication of stress and if continues for substantial time can lead to depression. You may try making changes in lifestyle opting for healthier options change in activities may help but if problem persists it will be recommended to seek professional help.
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I am unable to manage my habit of smoking .i feel tired wanna get rid of it but can not it has become a habit.

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
Hello Lybrate User smoking or tobacco dependence is now considered as addictive disorder. You do have effective treatment options if you wish to abstain. At present the treatment options include anti craving medicines as well as nicotine replacement therapy such as Nicotine patches gums lozenges. The treatment depends on severity of use. There are also behavioral modification therapy available to further facilitate abstinence. I suggest you may opt for this under guidance of psychiatrist.
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Sir if I take zolfresh 10 mg tablet with beer then what r it's effects and side effects, can I take 2 tablets at a time with alcohol. please suggest Regards.

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
Sir if I take zolfresh 10 mg tablet with beer then what r it's effects and side effects, can I take 2 tablets at a ti...
Hello Lybrate User zolfresh is sleep inducing agent if taken with alcohol likely to increase its effect. It can be dangerous to combine alcohol and sleeping medicine. Please try to avoid such combinations.
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