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Dr. Irfan Patel

MD - Acupuncture

Psychologist, indore

7 Years Experience
Dr. Irfan Patel MD - Acupuncture Psychologist, indore
7 Years Experience
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Dr. Irfan Patel is an experienced Psychologist in Bhagirathpura Road, Indore. He has had many happy patients in his 7 years of journey as a Psychologist. He is a qualified MD - Acupuncture . You can visit him at Patel Clinic in Bhagirathpura Road, Indore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Irfan Patel on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Acupuncture - Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry - 2010
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I met with an accident recently along with my wife when a truck hit our car. Afterwards my wife cries all of a sudden during her sleep. What should she do?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I met with an accident recently along with my wife when a truck hit our car. Afterwards my wife cries all of a sudden...
She must be having a post traumatic phase with anxiety symptoms. Sleep is usually disturbed due to such phenomena. If this is becoming frequent or has started affecting daily routines and behaviour also then consult a psychiatrist without delay. You may consult online for further queries and assistance.
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Sir, I always feel mentally bored, I can't concentrated in my study. Please give me some relief. I want to enjoy life. What is the method of this? Please help me.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir, I always feel mentally bored, I can't concentrated in my study. Please give me some relief. I want to enjoy life...
Mix with people got success in life. Then everything will be changed. Drink water and fruit juice daily. Avoid tv and smoking alcohol etc. Take khejur pomegranate to retain more in memory.
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I am a student. I am not qualifying any competition exam so I am depressed. Please give me any suggestions.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am a student. I am not qualifying any competition exam so I am depressed. Please give me any suggestions.
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks consult a second psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
IT IS LAST YEAR THAT YOU LOST YOUR LOVED ONE, BUT TILL TODAY YOU ARE GLUED TO THE LOSS! WHEN YOU TRULY LOVE SOMEONE, BE GLUED TO WHAT THE LOVED ONE'S THOUGHTS AND EXPECTATIONS WERE FROM YOU. TRY TO BE WHAT YOUR LOVED ONE HAD WANTED YOU TO BE. I AM VERY SURE, YOUR LOVED ONE WOULD NEVER HAVE LIKED TO SEE YOU IN THE PRESENT STATE. SHOW YOU CARE FOR THE DEPARTED SOUL, BY BEING, OR BY FULFILLING THEIR DREAMS FOR YOU. YOU WILL GAIN INNER STRENGTH AND HAPPINESS.
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I'm suffered short term memory. I'm try but not useful. What should I do for memory? For example:- I do some work. Then suddenly I remember I do another work.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you are under stress, you will certainly experience problems concentrating and recalling. So handle the stress and concentration will return. Even so please do the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too.
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My child is unable speak more words. He is active and communicating with non verbal signs. He speaks few words like ba, dha,Amma, atha,and puvvu. And he understand and follow our instructions when we ask him to bring water he will bring. Please help me I am worrying. But his age children are speaking better than him.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Don't worry, he will speak soon.... Try communicating with him a little more and don't just understand with non verbal communication, try that he has to speak to convey his thoughts.
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I am suffering from depression hw can I come out from this disease. I am taking medicine fr last 5 years bt nt getting relief.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from depression hw can I come out from this disease. I am taking medicine fr last 5 years bt nt gettin...
I am sure you are another one of those who has not combined medication with counseling. Please seek the help fo a counselor and learn some specific coping skills and techniques to support the medical effects. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Hello doctor, Am 9 month pregnant. Its my 2nd marriage. Still last month I don’t have any family support. Somehow I managed and now my parents accepted me. My husband took care of me very well. When my 7th month started I found some changes in his activities. I found that he is having affair with his old college mate. She is a person who unsatisfied with her family life. She is having 2 female kids. After 15 years back she came back to my husband life. My husband mind get distracted. He totally become mad. When she enter he is not at all speaking to me. She knows well that am pregnant. But as her wish she is dragging my husband. She is living in abroad. She came india to meet my husband. Luckily, there is no physical relationship between them. She went again to her place. Now problem is he forget my things. He is thinking her as his wife. He is not at all spending any money for my pregnancy. 2 time I warned her to stop her illegal things. She used to speak with my husband night times. She clearly mentioning she can not come out from her family life. She is very rich. Manytimes she sent money to my husband. I hate all this unwanted things. Am totally depressed. I could’t take this as simple. She is seducing him very cheap manner. They both are sharing their nude pictures. My husband always forcing her to send her photos before sleep. My husband thinking that I don’t know anything much. Just 4 days back he told, I could’t forget her. Am speaking to her as a friend. There is nothing between us more than this. But yesterday my husband sent his lower nude picture to her. Am crying very badly. He is taking some steps to moving to her place. He told me that, he will not go. I guess he is playing double game with me and her. Still now he wants her in his life. He don’t care about me and my delivery. He is saying “you were wanted baby from me. I gave you. Live with that. Don’t call me for delivery and other functions. I done what you want. Don’t bother me anymore”. Doctor, I just keeping my feelings inside me. I did’t ask anything to him. Because its my life. I know he is crossing moral ethics. I elly need him to come for my delivery. This is my last hope. I hope that, once he see our baby there is a chance to change in his mind. Doctor please advice me to handle him. Still this second they both are keep chatting. He is going extreme crazy which spoiling my family life. I want him back in my life. Is there is any possible after child birth his mind will change? Please say best suggestion to me.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hello don't worry he will come back to u.after delivery he will realize. Don't take any stress. Now you care urself and your baby. Pregnancy can lead to greater intimacy, but it also can trigger less pleasant changes in a relationship, including infidelity. “It’s very important for women to be aware that this is a critical time and to be vigilant, unexplained absences, strange phone calls, spending more time “at work,” less interest in sex and a greater focus on his appearance. At the same time, you have to be aware that hormones may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, Rather than jumping to conclusions alone, process your feelings with a trusted confidante outside the family. If a certain behavior seems suspect, ask questions rather than accuse when broaching the subject. “Your first approach may be to ask your partner if he can explain. Despite the challenges pregnancy brings to a relationship, infidelity is not inevitable. One thing you can do is sit down with your partner as early as possible in the pregnancy to discuss what your plans might be if your sexual interest drops. “If you say, ‘I really want to talk about our options if I don’t feeling like having sex,’ believe me, he’s going to pay attention, And sex doesn’t have to involve intercourse. “Experiencing sexual release through touch, mouth or massage speaks very powerfully to men,“Encourage him by telling him he’s going to be a great father.” And get him involved in the pregnancy and planning for a baby, focusing on his skills. While he may not want to discuss nursery colors, he may want to build a crib. Difficult as it may feel, actively preventing or addressing the issue can strengthen a relationship. “Infidelity is not a death knell; it’s often just a wake-up call,” so everything will be fine after your delivery. Take care.
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How to avoid love and concentrate on career? My problem is that I am unable to get away from a girl as I she doesn't like but I still want her I was fully stressed and I am not happy with myself. How can I get over that girl and stress?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
How to avoid love and concentrate on career? My problem is that I am unable to get away from a girl as I she doesn't ...
In ur age this is normal, so at times think of love, but dont lose focus on education and career, after 10 years these will look silly for u. 1st love is tough to handle, so time is the healer Dont brood too much, dont be dependent on the girl, just enjoy ur life
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Depression problem nind nhi aati hai bhook nhi lagti hai mind me hamesha Kuch na Kuch chalta rahta hai mind kabhi shant nhi rahta gussa bahut aata hai.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Depression problem nind nhi aati hai bhook nhi lagti hai mind me hamesha Kuch na Kuch chalta rahta hai mind kabhi sha...
5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. And if these are not useful you need antidepressants 1. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2. Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat.. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3. Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself.
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I am a 22 years old student and I can't concentrate on my studies. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably distracted die to some stress which you need to identify soon. Retaining information to be recalled at will is the role of memory. For which you need to do the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. Good social contacts are good for memory too: so make and keep good friends. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.
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Foods That Help Fight Depression

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Foods That Help Fight Depression

Turkey

e traditional Thanksgiving bird has the protein building-block tryptophan, which your body uses to make serotonin. That's a brain chemical that plays a key role in depression, researchers say. In fact, some antidepressant drugs work by targeting the way your brain uses serotonin. You can get the same mood-boosting effect from chicken and soybeans.

Brazil Nuts

This snack is rich in selenium, which helps protect your body from tiny, damaging particles called free radicals. One study found that young people who didn't have enough of this nutrient in their diets were more likely to be depressed. The researchers couldn't say that low selenium caused depression, though. Just one Brazil nut has almost half your daily requirement of the mineral so be careful to limit how many you eat. Other foods with this mineral include brown rice, lean beef, sunflower seeds, and seafood.

Carrots

They're full of beta-carotene, which you can also get from pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe. Studies have linked this nutrient to lower levels of depression. There's not enough evidence to say that it can prevent the disorder, but it can't hurt to get more in your diet.

Coffee

A jolt of caffeine can be a pick-me-up that helps you feel more motivated. But if you have postpartum depression or panic disorder, some studies suggest that it might make your symptoms worse. Other researchers say a cup of joe can lower your risk of getting depression, though they're not sure why.

Leafy Greens

They're packed with folate, which your brain cells need to work well and which may help protect against depression. Food manufacturers in the U.S. add this vitamin, also known as B9, to enriched grains like pasta and rice. You can also get it from lentils, lima beans, and asparagus.

Milk

It's a good source of vitamin D. If you have very low levels of this nutrient in your body, that can sometimes cause depression. One Norwegian study found that people who took a vitamin D supplement were less depressed a year later than those who didn't. Don't like milk? Boost the D in your diet with enriched cereals and juices, and canned fish.

Caution: Alcohol

It might seem like just the thing to take the edge off your worries or make you feel more social. But most of the time, it's best if you drink wine, beer, and mixed drinks only in moderation. You might feel better in the moment, but heavy drinking can make depression symptoms worse over time, because alcohol makes your brain less active. It also can make antidepressant medications less effective.

Caution: Junk Food

It may be fast and filling, but these processed foods can be bad news for your mood. Scientists have studied how diets high in sugar, simple carbohydrates, and fatty foods affect how you feel. Many found some link between these unhealthy eats and depression. Your best bet: a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.

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Hi, I Am having very much fear and hesitation, How to remove fear and hesitation. Please reply me as early as possible.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Hi,
I Am having very much fear and hesitation, How to remove fear and hesitation. Please reply me as early as possible.
List out the situations, things, persons, activities etc. That cause you fear and hesitation. Try to do/approach them to the level you can tolerate. Next time expand your limit to your further tolerance level, and so on. If you are unable to do it yourself, I can help you through further consultations.
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I fell anything in deeply tension. But I can not change my personal habit. At this moment. I became to fell in depress. So how to solve this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I fell anything in deeply tension. But I can not change my personal habit. At this moment. I became to fell in depres...
hello,take Alpha TS , 20 drops with water twice daily and Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily . Revert me after 15 days.
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I am totally depressed and having instant headaches from the last few days. Tell me the cure?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am totally depressed and having instant headaches from the last few days. Tell me the cure?
1.Take paracetamol 500mg,1 tablet sos after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest 4. Avoid depression
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My mother has been suffering from schizophrenia for almost 36 years. Although she is on medication, yet she is nt able to live in a healthy way. I dnt think the treatment is working. She get these phases of relapse every year or whenever there is some important event . I want her to live a happy life and get well. I am searching for a good doctor who cn actually help .

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate user, it is very difficult to manage a person with schizophrenia. The care givers need lots of patience to deal with the person. It would help if you start counselling for your mother, along with the medication. It needs to be explored what is the trigger for her when there is some important event at home. I think even you and other people at home also need to seek help from the counsellor so that you are not drained out completely while looking after your mother. The counsellor will help you to manage her emotions and explore more resources for yourself. Take care.
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Hello Sir! The question is about my girl friend. She is facing some stress related problems like helplessness, hopelessness, a very low mood, poor concentration, irritability.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello Sir! The question is about my girl friend. She is facing some stress related problems like helplessness, hopele...
All these are symptoms of a depressive episode, get a psychiatrist consultation and follow his advice. She will be alright.
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Hello Dr. Maine Jo exams ke liye yaad Kia h mai sb bhul gayi hu padhne ka Mann bi ni ho rha h 15 Nov se exams hai soch soch kr kya hoga mera sar dard ho rha h bht or sb pr gussa nikal rha h har waqt mere dimag mai bs yehi chalta rehta h ki mai fail ho jaugi kuch ni kr skti lyf mai suicide krlu. Waise bi mera nature ajib Hi h bachpan se akele Pali hu to mujhe akele rehne ki adat hogyi h koi mere sath rehne ya bat krne lgta h Jo mujhe psnd na ho to mujhe gussa ane lgta h ya to samne wale ka nature mere jaisa ho ya wo meri feelings ko smjhe jb ye dono bat log smjh ni pate to mujhe bht gussa ata h. Meri lyf se mai stress kaise kam kru apna dimag Shant kaise rkhu kaise sbke sath khush rehne lagu life ko enjoy krke kaise jiyu ya meri lyf mai Mai bs soch soch kr hi khtm ho jaugi pls help and reply. Thanks and regards.

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
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. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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