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Dr. Bharat Shah

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Bharat Shah Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Tips on How to deal with obsessive compulsive disorder

M.D Psychiatry , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Sir, I am having doubt in everything I fear crowd I feel somebody want to harm myself. I often check out my pocket I think that something imp in my pocket but there was nothing if I already checked my pocket but after sometimes I got doubt again what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I am having doubt in everything I fear crowd I feel somebody want to harm myself. I often check out my pocket I ...
You have a fear-related complex that is heading towards obsession. This can get serious if neglected. The fear of people is an unfounded emotion and may have developed from sometime in your childhood perhaps or because it could be a family trait or behavior. We are all social animals and need to learn to live and be with people all through our lives. If this is crippling you, you need to meet with a counselor and sort out this fear of people. The counselor will guide you and help you will some measures to build self-image, self-esteem and to learn to love yourself. You need to believe that people are basically good and the threat you envisage may be ill-founded on some misconstrued notion developed over many years and experiences. Anyway, you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately, can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted upon now. Accordingly, you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and will work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (I suggest you join the Toastmasters Club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too, though not to this extent! There are three important developments to have to create an autonomous personality: Awareness, intimacy, and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of social panic to disappear from your life for good.
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I am still suffering from speech problem mainly when I speak fast and also feel stress, after I had my tongue tie surgery 2 years ago ,so what should I do to improve my speech.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, you need to consult a speech therapist who can teach you technique of speaking. Speaking slowing is always good for people with speech problems. All d best!
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I am feeling that I am suffering from severe depression. I used to cry often I felt empty and lonely most of time I got angry on silly thing I lost my self in small things and started crying I cant able to focus on anything I dnt wnt to do anything I wnt to die sometimes most of time I wnt to do suicide I am suffering. And being middle class I dnt hav tht much money to afford psychiatrists pls help I am dying.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am feeling that I am suffering from severe depression. I used to cry often I felt empty and lonely most of time I g...
You are into an anger related depression and must get help immediately. Money should never be a consideration to stop you from getting help. There are many social work organizations who can help you find the right kind of help too. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. 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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Sir, I am addict of alcohol and tobacco. But want to rescue please advice me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. You can ask me privately. The same will power for stopping alcohol, there are some medicines which can help. For confidentiality, ask me privately.
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National Anti-Drug Addiction Day - Overcoming Addiction

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
National Anti-Drug Addiction Day - Overcoming Addiction

Drug addiction is one of the social menaces and in most people, what starts off as a result of peer pressure and trying to be cool ends up affecting lives significantly. It is not just social, but also affects financial, physical, emotional, and social well-being. The small periods of happiness given by the drug is followed by months and years of torment.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified that drug addiction causes chemical and structural changes in the brain, leading to dangerous and self-destructive behaviours. The brain’s response to stimulus like pleasure, joy, happiness, and pain are altered with constant drug abuse. For instance, the neurotransmitter called dopamine, which makes one feel good, is usually produced by the brain in small amounts. However, drugs increase this level to 2 to 10 times more, making the person feel extremely high and happy. Since the body is unable to reach the highest level of happiness on its own, the dependency on these drugs to feel good increases.

Repeated use of the drugs leads to increased dependency, wherein the brain refuses to feel good without reaching those high levels of dopamine. The issue is mostly seen in teenagers and young adults but can be seen in any age group.

October 2 is recognised as National Anti-Drug Addiction Day and nationwide campaigns and drives are done to help people overcome addiction. One of the main reasons a drive this size is required is because of the social stigma attached to the problem. Most families shun away from recognising it as a problem that can be easily treated, and so the affected person is sucked deeper into the problem.

Overcoming addiction: One of the main success factors for treating addiction is for the affected person to recognise that he or she is addicted and needs to get rid of the problem.

  1. There are national toll-free helplines that are set up, which can guide through the whole program. This way, if required, anonymity is maintained and support for overcoming addiction is increased.
  2. It involves a group effort involving the affected person, family and friends, medical and clinical personnel, and counsellors in some cases.
  3. Cognitive behavioural therapy: The person is made conscious of the change in behaviour and the way drugs affect it. Healthier patterns to be happy and joyful are discussed.
  4. In most cases, the underlying reason for reaching out to drugs needs to be addressed also to prevent relapse.
  5. Group therapies where the person makes friends who have faced similar issues and overcome the problem. This increases their accountability and commitment to getting rid of the problem.

Drug abuse is a national social menace and needs more free admittance and management.

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He smokes like 3 cigarettes a day. What are the chances that he will caught by cancer?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Hi lybrate-user, yes its true that even 3 cigs per day may increase your chance of getting cancer. Also over time no. Of cigerrettes increase as addiction level increases. So as doctor advise, its better you quit at early stage.
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Physiotherapist,
Hot and cold therapy has a tendency to reduce pain, assist with tissue healing, control swelling, and increase flexibility if used appropriately after an injury.
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Any treatment or remedy for Panic Attack.Not looking any sedative drugs.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, panic attack is always due to some underlying anxiety disorder. You need to understand your anxiety disorder and treat it first. Automatically panic attack stops. Education about anxiety is the key here. Please post a private question to me with every detailed symptoms. I will help you. Take care.
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I am facing the some kind of issues with me, I am 30 n still not settled in life as I am facing failures in my life again n again, as I am not able to clear my CA final exam from past 5 years. No job, no regular income, no partner in life, doing small kinda accounting work, and it does not feel doing any kind of work, became very lazy, head always keeps heavy or pains, no exercise as whenever I go to gym can not do the basic exercises as I feel fatigue a lot, in a very less time. So many things goes on in my mind at once. Need to settle in life wanna get married, wanna earn, No medication from past 5 months , as earlier I was taking in night sibelium 10 mg now I have stopped it. Please advice

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am facing the some kind of  issues with me, I am 30 n still not settled in life as I am facing failures in my life ...
At study time you may think this status but you waste your time. Along with this course if you do any course it may helpful this condition. Do not worry professional settled persons marriage is very I know so many married after 40 also. When compared to them. You are better. Now also do not worry. Search good job on present subjects. You may join or join not on this course. Join different dicipline. Marry a good lady. Because of her support may be you may pass. Or please wait three years better to do hard work because your time is little. After completion. Then go marriage. Settlement will not come easy manner it may take lot of time up to that we should wait for that do not be depressed. Feel comfortable. Do not depend on medicine. Spend most of time with same kind of friends. Feel happy and be friendly with others. Ok best of luck.
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Sir, I am school student of 17 age. I am having a severe bipolar disorder. But I have not visited any doctor. I am a severe maladaptive daydreamer too. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I am school student of 17 age. I am having a severe bipolar disorder. But I have not visited any doctor. I am a ...
You talk about this condition rather casually. It is very, very serious and the earlier it is resolved the better. Because you are young the prognosis is good. Apart from that this the last time you will get to sort it out in your teens. If done well now, you could save a lot of time, money, and pain. Meet with a doctor immediately. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of it now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor.
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Need suggestion on family related issue. I am 35 year old working women. Five year back, I got married. It was love marriage with acceptance of both families. Now, I have two kids. We have joint family. My husband is having a brother and a sister and he is the eldest among them. All of them are married and have kids. My husband's sister, her husband and of course their kids used to live with us at our home with his husband and kids. They have allotted a government quarter in the same city.  Earlier, sometimes they used to go to their quarter, but for more than one and half year she has not moved towards her quarter for a single day. After my marriage, initially up to about 2 years I was quite happy to live with them, but the problem arises when she always used to control the each and every house hold things, decision etc. Even she always used to give her advice to me also. Though I am elder than her, I am working, more educated than her, more updated with the technologies. Actually I don't need anyone's free advice, if I need I'll ask to them without any hesitation.   Now, the situation is that almost all the decision (related to house) is by her. Even our cook used to ask her that what and how much is going to be prepared for lunch or dinner. She is everywhere. In our any small celebration, picnic, outings, shopping everything. She is very dominating also. She influence my mother-in-law. Because of her existence my mother-in-law and I have built-up a good relation.  She is main reason of dispute between me and my husband. My in-laws and my husband support her to do everything.  Now, I cannot tolerate her at all. Still after five years of marriage I have found my place in the home. I don't feel that it is my home. At this home, I am happy and can manage with everything, except the presence of them. Sometimes, I feel that I should leave the house with my kids and stay at any rented house.  Still we don't have a single argument yet, and it is just because I never say anything to her and my mother-in-law. My husband all the situation and always appreciate me for being quite. Sometimes he also feel that their presence put many nuisance at our home, but overall he is happy with them, after all she is his sister. I just fed up with all those things, and always be in stress. Please give me good suggestion to solve the problem by not hurting anybody.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Need suggestion on family related issue.
I am 35 year old working women. Five year back, I got married. It was love m...
Discuss these sufferings with your husband when he and you are in a good mood privately, and slowly move out of the house. That seems the only solution.
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I am a16 years old girl. I am studying . Inter in madhapur hostel. I am getting sleep in classesand I can not able to concentrate completely on studies some times due to health problems.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Excessive day time sleepiness can be due to commonly narcolepsy, you need to consult a psychiatrist. Basic blood tests, like thyroid, anemia, brain scan and eeg will be done to rule out organicity and then proper stimulant may be given to stop your hypersomnia. All the best.
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My wife age 51 yrs has been suffering from a mental problem for about 20 years. She speaks to self. I have consulted a Psychiatrist. He has advised to take Elicia 4 containing Blonanserin 4 mg, tablet, twice in a day. She has been taking the medicene from about 6 months. I want a second opinion.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
what are other abnormalities? i need a detail report before giving the opinion. is she diagnosed as schizophrenic?
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My one friend use to smoke rarely like once in 3 weeks and when I ask him why he smokes he says I was tensed, so.please tell me is it fine for him. Tk smoke sometimes or I should stop him completely, plzz help.

Bachelor of Psychology, Masters in Applied Psychology, PG Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy
Psychologist,
Hi, lybrate-user. Smoke is definitely not a solution to any problem, it may definitely add problems. It will be great if you could help your friend to look at a more practical solution rather than relying on smoke. Also, will power is a strong component here. He needa to acknowledge the harm smoke is causing to his health. Just by you asking him to quit smoking may not help. A logical thought may break his irrational behavior.
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Hello Doctor, I am 29 years od, I am suffering with Gender Identity issue. I am always feeling like a female. Whenever I see any girl or women, I am feeling like getting ready as female. Sometimes I am wearing chudidhars in my room secretly. Is my problem wil be resolved? or do I need to become a transgender? Please give me any solution Doctor. My parents are looking for a girl for marriage. I am unable to decide anything. Please help me or guide me Doctors.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Hello Doctor, I am 29 years od, I am suffering with Gender Identity issue. I am always feeling like a female. Wheneve...
Sometimes the experiences of childhood can make a person lean towards the other gender. I suggest that you meet a counsellor to help you vent out your thoughts and emotion. Counselling is confidential and non judgemental. She can also help you decide the best course of action since you mention marriage. There are many ways to get around this situation.
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I am not able to last long during intercourse with my partner. I ejaculate within 2 minutes of intercourse. We have tried start and stop method as well, but the results are still the same. My partner is left unsatisfied because of this problem of mine. I am a smoker as well, I smoke 8 to 9 sticks per day. I need a solution to this problem.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am not able to last long during intercourse with my partner. I ejaculate within 2 minutes of intercourse. We have t...
You can go for following remedy it will help you natural home remedy using asparagus powder and milk: 1. Take 2 tsp indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day this will help with your concern, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Is being addicted to tobacco a reason for it? Can I live alone for job at a place away from family?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Tobacco is no contributor to schizophrenia. This disease can be a very debilitating if you do not follow the prescription meticulously. Living alone can be a problem because that will give you opportunity to withdraw, which is ill-advised for this disease. The more you socialize the better but it should be within known circles as far as possible. While social pressures can be stressful, your resolution lies in working in that context to rehabilitee yourself: but familiar people will lessen the pressure a whole lot. If you want to live alone because of your job, you must be in a more functional state psychologically and even then you will need to make friends with a select few soon enough to feel comfortable and have healthy camaraderie in a new setting. Of course you will need to find a suitable counselor and doctor in your that location for professional support.
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I am suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder - Coupled with depression. Please Advice

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder - Coupled with depression. Please Advice
It can be very good if you are cooperative and follow it through. The BPD is long term, and involves a lot of therapy and regular medication from a psychiatrist. Because you are fairly young your prognosis will be better. Also where there is good family support and they are willing to be involved, much work can be achieved. But you must combine medication with counseling very seriously. There will be a tendency to hoodwink the therapist and that is going to be your nemesis. Be forewarned and refrain from acting on your impulses. You can follow these simple rules to handle the depression: 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 scotching 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: find someone to love and to love you back. 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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.
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Wt should I do when I feel depressed. because the there as on that my friends discouraging me.

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
Wt should I do when I feel depressed.
because the there as on that my friends discouraging me.
Dear lybrate user. You have to first understand that you are you. You have your own set of skills and capabilities, good points and bad points, good attitude and negative attitude. You are made by your own thinking and actions, never by others. Therefore, ignore what others say and be self respecting. Take care.
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