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Dr. Samir Parikh  - Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dr. Samir Parikh

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Delhi

23 Years Experience  ·  750 - 1200 at clinic
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Dr. Samir Parikh is a very well-known speaker, and he has been a speaker at various national and international forums on mental health issues. He is amongst the most well-known experts of......more
Dr. Samir Parikh is a very well-known speaker, and he has been a speaker at various national and international forums on mental health issues. He is amongst the most well-known experts of the country on mental health issues and has played a key role in enhancing the image of mental health in the country.
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Dr. Samir Parikh is one of the best Psychiatrists in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. He is currently associated with Fortis Hospital - Shalimar Bagh in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Samir Parikh and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Gujarat University - 1996
DPM (Psychiatry) - Gujarat University - 1998
MD - Psychiatry - Gujarat University - 2000
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Delhi Medical Council
Medical Council of India (MCI)

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Fortis Memorial Research Institute - Gurgaon

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Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital - Vasant Kunj

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Fortis Hospital - Shalimar Bagh

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Fortis Flight Liutenant Rajan Dhall Hospital - Vasant Kunj

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I am 16 years old. Can I take Gingko Biloba for improved memory and other benefits? I don't take any other herbs just some green tea once and then.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.

I am from Pune. I am suffering from nothing but not feeling well I think I am mentally sick because I am very confused that what to do in right manner.

Advance Course in Neuro linguistic Programming, Diploma In Dyslexic Studies, Masters In Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am from Pune. I am suffering from nothing but not feeling well I think I am mentally sick because I am very confuse...
If you are constantly confused about doing the right thing, this is a matter of your lac of confidence. You are afraid of the consequences (result) of your actions" will it be right. This stems from the feeling" I am not good enough no matter what.
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Sir, My father has diagnosed with thyroid calcification nodule, and suffering with cough & voice hoarseness since last two month so please suggest what we do now?

DNB (Medicine), MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Please get a ultrasound scan of the thyroid and a radioactive scan after that to identify a cold or hot nodule. Then you might require surgery with biopsy of the nodule. Meet a general surgeon for further procedure and management.
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Depression: Is it Related With Food?

Bachelors In Psychology, Masters In Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma In Guidance & Counselling, Internship in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Jalandhar
Depression: Is it Related With Food?

Depression is a clinical, mental, and emotional condition that may give rise to feelings of hopelessness and chronic sadness. It slows down the way people process everyday activities and leads the patient to a sense of constant gloom and doom. It is a disabling mental condition as per WHO, and may be caused due to reasons like genetics, changes in the balance of hormones, stress, grief, trauma and prolonged, chronic physical ailments. Depression is also connected with food and nutrition. Do you want to know how?

Read on to see the three ways in which food and depression are connected. 

  1. Severity and Duration: Depression is a mental illness that signifies an imbalance in the hormones and the emotional faculties in the brain. Nutrition is the fuel that keeps the brain and body in prime working condition. When a depressive state sets in or becomes emotionally rooted, then nutritious eating and a proper diet take a back seat as the patient succumbs to a state where he or she is not concerned about the food intake. As a result, the brain and hormonal balance get further affected. This can have an adverse effect on the severity and the duration of the depressive mode, which makes it all a vicious cycle of sorts. Poor appetite, not having proper meals, skipping meals, eating junk, avoiding social settings where food will be served, and even emotional eating are all outcomes of depression too.
  2. Eating Disorders: Many patients who have eating disorders often experience deep rooted and chronic depression. Since despondency and hopelessness are the main characteristics of depressive behaviour, the outcome is that the patient tries to behave in a way that seeks approval. And in all this, the patient usually thinks that he or she is not 'good enough'. In such a scenario, the patient may start trying out fad diets and eventually fall prey to eating disorders like Bulimia that make the patient overeat and then vomit. These eating disorders usually come with phases of binge eating, throwing up, starving and then repeating the cycle again. Eating in secrecy is also a symptom of this condition.
  3. Nutrition to Fight Depression: Nutrition and proper food intake can build a sense of resilience by first of all improving the overall physical condition of the patient. This can take care of a lot of angst even as the minerals and vitamins travel to the brain for better functioning in the long run.

Ensure that you eat right as a part of your therapy for depression. This is as good as taking your medication on time. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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Hi I'm a male or boys I have seen rich people or lots of people drinking lot of drinks which r costly and only rich people can afford or drink it and they look fairer and healthy and their face looks glowing and clear, fair face and skin but we middle class people can't afford to drink all this expensive drinks so wat drinks should we drink to look like them to get or look fairer and healthy glowing skin on face and body please tel me plz.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hi I'm a male or boys I have seen rich people or lots of people drinking lot of drinks which r costly and only rich p...
Dear lybrate user. Your are mistaking. Every rich man is not fairer with glowing face. Every middle class men are not skinny or darker in colour. Color and complexion depends on many factors like heredity and geographical area. It has nothing to do with drinks they take. Know right and stop worrying. Take care.

HI, I'm bidi smoker. in my neck side loose skin and I not feel good every time. Please give me some medicine for this thanks.

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy, MBA, Post Graduation in Counselling, Research Scholar
Psychologist, Guwahati
We as psychotherapists can't comment on medication. Kindly get a thorough body checkup done by an ent specialist to rule out all possibilities. The ent would prescribe medication accordingly.

Hi, I am usually good with sleep except 1/2 occasional nights like everyone else - which is normal. I sleep late usually 2/3 am and wake up around 10ish and go to work etc, on weekends I even try sleep later and waking up even late. I have been this way for years. Recently, I had an issue with health which took me for a toll for 2 months now. Last week, I couldn't JUST sleep in the night for no reason (may be stress. Then slept off in the morning and till afternoon. Very next day again couldn't sleep (not sure why). Slept off in the morning for 4 hours. Went to work. Next Day - No sleep may be 1.5 hours (very light) and went to work. Next Day - No sleep at all! Was so panicky, went to bed in the night and slept off for 10 hours straight. Next Day - Problems - I am waking up by slightest disturbance and feels like I have not slept at all, but when I see the clock its like 4 hours passed/2 hours passed - so which means I would have slept for sure. Mostly even now I am getting okay 6-7 hours of my usual sleep, but i'm waking up in between and now I have an anxiety of sleeping like i'm scared if again I will get a good night sleep or no, I am worried what should I be doing. I do not want it to be a long term issue, I never had sleep problems I used to sleep whenever wherever I wanted. - Is this temporary? Do a lot of people go through such phases? Any suggestions! Thanks.

MD In Ayurveda medicine
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Hi,
I am usually good with sleep except 1/2 occasional nights like everyone else - which is normal. I sleep late usua...
Avoid late night sleep. Do pranayam and yoga in early morning and om mantra chanting. Add cow ghrita in your food and milk. Cow ghrit 2-2 drops in both nostrils twice a day.

Hi Sir, Is there any hope in depression, anxiety treatment by psychobiotics a new coming treatment?

MBBS, DNB (PSYCHIATRY)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi Sir, Is there any hope in depression, anxiety treatment by psychobiotics a new coming treatment?
Dear Psychobiotics are still in research phase and no conclusive evidence exists. As serotonin is formed in gut mainly. And due to increasing gut brain association. Psychobiotics may hv synergistic effect. Equal comparative efficacy is doubtful. Hope it helps Regards.
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I am nt able to sleep facing insomnia . Should I try sum medications or wat should I do I am facing anxiety also. Kindly help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am nt able to sleep facing insomnia . Should I try sum medications or wat should I do I am facing anxiety also. Kin...
I don’t know if you are fully aware: you have mentioned that you are suffering from anxiety, which in itself can disturb your sleep. Instead of worrying too much about causes, why don’t you implement some of my suggestions, because they work effectively. The lack of sleep, i.e. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I feel so mch stressed. Whenever someone hurts me it comes in my mind again and again.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I feel so mch stressed. Whenever someone hurts me it comes in my mind again and again.
Hie lybrate-user. 1. Burn it off. Go for a run 2. Sing. Doesn't matter if you have a bad voice, sing. After a couple of songs, you will feel good. 3. Eat ice-cream. That "when stressed, eat desserts" funda actually works. I kid you not. 4. Take a breather. Deep breathing is a great stress buster. 5. Have some water. 6. Take a cushion or pillow and scream into it. I'm guilty of doing it but it has worked. Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day. Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for several years now and we both believe his experience could be useful for other capable, driven individuals. At one time, no level of success seemed enough for Bill. He learned at West Point that the way to solve problems was to persevere through any pain. But this approach didn’t seem to work with reducing his stress. When he finished his second marathon a few minutes slower than his goal, he felt he had failed. So to make things “right” he ran another marathon just five weeks later. His body rejected this idea, and he finished an hour slower than before. Finally, his wife convinced him to figure out what was really driving his stress. He spent the next several years searching for ways to find more joy in the journey. In the process he found five tools. Each was ordinary enough, but together they proved life-changing and enabled his later success as an Apple executive. Breathing. He started small by taking three deep breaths each time he sat down at his desk. He found it helped him relax. After three breaths became a habit, he expanded to a few minutes a day. He found he was more patient, calmer, more in the moment. Now he does 30 minutes a day. It restores his perspective while enabling him to take a fresh look at a question or problem and come up with new solutions. Deep breathing exercises have been part of yoga practices for thousands of years, but recent research done at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital document the positive impact deep breathing has on your body’s ability to deal with stress. Meditating. When Bill first heard about meditation, he figured it was for hippies. But he was surprised to find meditators he recognized: Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Marc Benioff, and Russell Simmons among them. Encouraged, he started with a minute a day. His meditation consisted of “body scanning” which involved focusing his mind and energy on each section of the body from head to toe. Recent research at Harvard has shown meditating for as little as 8 weeks can actually increase the grey matter in the parts of the brain responsible for emotional regulation and learning. In other words, the meditators had increased their emotional control and brain power! Listening. Bill found if he concentrated on listening to other people the way he focused when he meditated his interaction immediately became richer. The other person could feel he was listening, almost physically. And when they knew he was listening they formed a bond with him faster. Life almost immediately felt richer and more meaningful. As professor Graham Bodie has empirically noted, listening is the quintessential positive interpersonal communication behavior. Questioning. This tool isn’t about asking other people questions, it’s about questioning the thoughts your mind creates. Just because your mind creates a thought doesn’t make it true. Bill got in the habit of asking himself “Is that thought true?” And if he wasn’t absolutely certain it was, he just let it go. He said: “Thank your mind for coming up with the thought and move on. I found this liberating because it gave me an outlet for negative thoughts, a relief valve I didn’t have before.” The technique of questioning your thoughts has been popularized by Byron Katie who advocates what she calls “the great undoing.” Her experience and research show there is power in acknowledging rather than repressing negative thoughts. Instead of trying to ignore something we believe to be true, questioning allows us to see our thoughts “face to face” and to discredit them because they are untrue. Purpose. Bill committed to living with purpose. Not so much a Life’s Purpose — it was easier than that. He committed to purposefully doing whatever he was doing. To be doing it and only it. If he decided to watch TV he really watched it. If he was having a meal he took the time to enjoy the meal. There is research to support Bill’s experience. In “A Pace Not Dictated by Electrons: An Empirical Study of Work Without Email” Gloria Mark and Armand Cardello cite evidence to suggest knowledge workers check email as much as 36 times an hour. The result is increased stress. Giving each activity your undivided attention ensures you’re in the moment and fully living that experience. An important key for Bill in all of this was starting small—very small. It’s important because you can’t take on stress in a stressful way. Often we try to bring about change through sheer effort and we put all of our energy into a new initiative. But you can’t beat stress using the same techniques that created the stress in the first place. Instead, the key is to do less than you feel you want to. If you feel like breathing for two minutes, do it for just one minute. If you are up for a day of really listening to people deeply, do it for the next meeting only. Leave yourself eager to try it again. What you want is to develop a sustainable habit: a stress-free approach to reducing your stress. Thank You All The Best.
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