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Dr. Girish D. Patel

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

27 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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I am a 23-year old boy. I have been very stressed and suffering from anxiety for the past 6 months. I had severe dandruff, which I am now relieved from. My question is that I have been losing my hair very quickly. What can I do about this?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am a 23-year old boy. I have been very stressed and suffering from anxiety for the past 6 months. I had severe dand...
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I am a 24 year old male. I am a student of masters in engineering. But very often I loose my concentration in studies. Please help 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
Dear, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I am a 21 years old female. I have been smoking for 5 years now. 3-4 cigarettes per day! Sometimes more. But I really plan to quit now! What should be the best way to quit? Cold turkey or reducing one at a time before quitting so that chances of relapse is very less? And after quitting what is the best technique to cleanse your lungs faster and feel fitter again? If I keep few years gap between quitting and pregnancy, will my baby be healthy?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
For various reasons smoking causes more harm on women than on man. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. About quitting a few years before becoming pregnant is definitely safe for the baby and you!
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I have become afraid of class 12 exams. When ever my exams come nearer I suffer from Irritation, frustration, not able to concentrate on studies. Tried many things Bt did not helped. please suggest some thing plz.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Avoid tea and coffee. Yes caffeine will wake you up and give you a buzz right away .But once the effect wears off; you will feel even more tired and sleepy than you were before. This happens because these drinks dehydrate you. •Have a balanced diet: Eat a heavy and healthy breakfast but have a light dinner. If you feel hungry at night, eat fruits, dry fruits, and salads only. Avoid junk food. •Take a 20-30 minute nap during the day. This shall help you to concentrate better. •As you study, whenever you feel tired or sleepy or even stressed, take a minute to practice yoga- breathing exercises. Concentrating on your breath can help bring more oxygen to the brain which will in turn wake the body up and help clear your mind to study better. All the best! :)
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I'm suffering from severe palpitations from the past 11 years and I'm facing the problem of anxiety and panic attacks. I'm taking treatment from the past 4 months from doctor sampath 30 years experienced in hyderabad and my health I've seen improvement in my health. I thought that I've got relief from the panic attacks, Suddenly before 1 week the panic attacks returned. Is it normal to have ups and downs during treatment. Please suggest me rightly.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I'm suffering from severe palpitations from the past 11 years and I'm facing the problem of anxiety and panic attacks...
That can happen once in a while. I hope you have not stopped medicines abruptly or consumed alcohol. If it still persists, an increase in dose of your medicines will be needed.
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I am 22 year old girl I am having continuous body pain and feel very lazy so why is this happening and also I have a bone damage in my leg big finger we have concerned Dr. for that but still its not getting well and it is having swelling on that so please suggest what to do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 22 year old girl I am having continuous body pain and feel very lazy so why is this happening and also I have a ...
Do take balanced diet and hyderated avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do take ust and laser therapy for pain relief for 7 days followed by mobilisation exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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He has à speech problem he can hear but can'speek. I am consulted with doctor. He said it will take time. Have you any suggestion for him?

BASLP
Speech Therapist, Ahmedabad
Hi consult a speech therapist near by you. Go through the complete speech and language evaluation. Then and only your speech therapist can guide you what to do for your baby. If he is suffering from any associated disorder with speech delay (means speech language development is not age appropriate) then go through speech therapy, it will definitely help him.
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I am 59 years old was suffering from depression. I consulted psychiatrist and medication was started with lonazep, Paciten and Nexito-10 etc. I had been completely fitted and normal. Then I stopped medication for 3-4 months. But I understood that I have been caught slight depression again I started Nexito-10 for last 1 month without consulting psychiatrist. Now I think that I am fit but lacking Zeal in Work. Please advise.

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am 59 years old was suffering from depression. I consulted psychiatrist and medication was started with lonazep, Pa...
Dear lybrate-user, Stopping the medicine and restartin it agin shows that you want to experiment with yourself. It can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor as the medicines will be prescribed after assessing the severity of symptoms. Ask for help. Help yourself to recover. Don't contribute anything to disease. When you can see the positive change after medicines you should go for follow up and ask wheather the same dose of medicine is required or not? Most of the times doctors taper off the medicine. Let he give his expert advice. If you have any doubts or side effects talk openly to your psychiatrist but don't stop the medicines. Enjoy the recovery by adhering to medicine, counselling and follow up as well.
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I have an break up with my girlfriend so I'm not able to think anything but her please. Help me. Please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have an break up with my girlfriend so I'm not able to think anything but her please. Help me. Please.
It looks like you are pining for her after the break up. Have you analyzed why you two had this fallout? If it your fault, then apologize and see if she is amenable. If not you may have done something quite unforgivable. It seems you have discovered that a heterosexual relationship is very different from normal relations. It is very intense, and the very thing that makes it attractive (the opposite sex and all its nuances), can also be its nemesis. You must learn what that difference was about your past relations and this particular one and find out how to live with a love relationship. There must be love, respect, commitment, honesty, trust, and freedom in the romantic scene. If however, this is final, then remove all associations of hers: gifts, notes, letters, cards, emails, and any reminders to get her out of your system, not just the mind. Keep the good memories but don’t indulge in them. Get back to your old pals and revive those contacts. Normally when we get a girl friend, we drop all our friends and live exclusively with her. This is not a good thing to do, generally. So do get back to them and get into good social circles. They will help you get over her. Do not talk ill or malign your ex to your friends, whatever was the reason. That is unfortunately a very bad habit many of us have – we must still respect her reputation and treat her with dignity. Since this break up is so serious for you do meet up with a counselor and talk about your feelings, openly. This is not the end of the world and she is not the only girl in life. You will find another but learn not to repeat the mistakes that led to the breakup. This time choose wisely and behave like a true gentleman.
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Meri awaz saf nahi becoz bcoz my voice is not clear plzz Dr. Help me what I do For clearance of my voice.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hoarseness of voice is a normal pubertal change. This means you are no more a child now lest a grown man. Regards.
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I am suffering from OCD FROM 4 YEARS taking medicines from 4 years but not getting relief. I am in so much trouble. Please help me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
In psychiatric disorder homoeopathic medicines are excellent and can bring permanent cure plus no need to take medicine lifelong... and no side effect. On the contrary first thing that happens after taking homoeopathic medicine is the patient feels good... So i will suggest you to consult a good homoeopath of your choice who is very thorough.. Feel free to consult for any further queries..
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Sir actually I have bad habit of smoking so I want to quit, so please give me some suggestions.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body. If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily. Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers and I yell n scream at times. For the last 10 years, this has also made me loose weight over the years. What do you recommend.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers ...
Please consult a psychiatrist and a counsellor, you need medication as well as therapy. All the best.
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Hi Doctor, I am a boy of 22 years! Since childhood I was very coward and may be because of lack of outdoor activities I fell into homosexuality Trust me, I hate that stuff and want to come out from that under any circumstances. I am never into ass sex. Also I have stopped having sex in real. Thing with me is that I only gets attracted towards hot looking guys. How can I stop it? Also, my parents are looking forward for my marriage to a girl. I am very much worried about my & her life. I cannot share this with anyone around & so it falls me into depression day-by-day. I had been to a prostitute for testing my manhood, where I really failed. This made me feel very depressed. My dick just slept down when it was in her vagina without any ejaculation. Is there any medicine which can at least satisfy a girl and give her sexual pleasure? Any help/advise from you will be appreciated!

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi Doctor, I am a boy of 22 years!
Since childhood I was very coward and may be because of lack of outdoor activities...
Dear lybrate user, marriage is not just about satisfying your girl sexually. Sex is one essential part of married life, but there is much more in marriage beyond sex. Firstly, I think it would be very important for you to understand your own sexuality. If you are getting attracted towards guys then you might be a gay. To assess yourself for this, you need to consult a counsellor/sexologist, who will help you to understand your sexual inclination and the causes and consequences. Secondly, please understand that we all have our own sexual preferences. Being gay is not a crime, though in india, it is not accepted in the eyes of law. Instead of trying to change or denying your sexual preference, try to understand your real feelings and accept them. If you remain in denial, you wil be dissatisfied. If you marry any girl, without really understanding your sexual preferences, you will not be able to make her happy. Going to prostitues for trying your" manhood" can be very dangerous. Instead, take some professional help. The counsellor/sexologist will help you to understand your needs and will also help you to deal with your parental pressure. Please do not take decision to get married under parental pressure. Seek professional at the earliest.
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Sir, Mujhe becheni feel hoti h or vo sab hota bina kuch kie jo sex krne ke bad feel hota bhi.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
Sir, Mujhe becheni feel hoti h or vo sab hota bina kuch kie jo sex krne ke bad feel hota bhi.
Sex is one of the natural need of life. If you donot have it than yes you may have nightfalls or ejaculation at other times which is completely alright. So I do not think that its a problem and yes you need to understand and henceforth accept the normal human physiology.
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When I am in 10 the class all subject is remembered .but when I am in my higher education I feel I am very slow give any best suggestion for my best result.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Eat almonds, cashew nuts and walnuts daily morning. Revert me after 1 month.
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Effects of Excessive Use of Social Networking on Mental Health

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Effects of Excessive Use of Social Networking on Mental Health

Social networking refers to a multitude of websites that let the people from across the globe to get in touch with each other and interact through photos, videos discussions or audio. To name a few, Facebook tops the list by having over 1.2 billion active users monthly from across the world, followed by Twitter, Snapchat and LinkedIn.

As per the latest statistics, around 42% of populace online at one time, is using social networking sites either on their laptops or mobiles. Majority of this population is below 30 years of age, whereas the figure is changing for internet users aged 65 years and above. People use these sites to stay in touch with family and friends, to share things, express their views on matters and to find out what's happening in the other corner of the world.

But this usage can have many negative effects on the mental health and well-being of users both children and adults.

  1. It is addictive: It has been analyzed that these social networking sites are often addictive with people using them daily or even several times during a day. They log in to these sites for many reasons like to overcome boredom, distraction, to check their likes and comments which are usually a positive support after posting a status or information.
  2. It makes us do unfair comparisons: Various posts on social media at times make people compare their lives with others. And it is said, the grass is always greener on the other side, it makes you feel low thinking how idealized are the lives of people connected to you.
  3. Social media makes us restless: Many people start feeling restless when they are unable to access their social media accounts.
  4. Cyberbullying: Social media increases cyberbullying specifically in adolescents.
  5. Increased use of Alcohol: Social media glamorizes the use of drugs and alcohol since the teenagers often view the pictures of people using it and out of peer pressure would like to try them.
  6. Social media increases unhappiness: Enthusiastic users feel that social media fluctuates their moods also leaving them dissatisfied in their lives.
  7. FOMO: It might also lead to FOMO, fear of missing out. Pinterest might give you a feeling that you are not creative or talented, Twitter and Facebook might make you feel that you are not smart and are not enjoying your life enough.

Excess of social networking might also lead to problems like anxiety, feeling of imperfection, may induce a feeling of being miserable or in some cases might even cripple the basic need for social interaction. It has been known to create a digital landscape has exerts an unnecessary and increased pressure on the generation today and the general population has to a larger extent.

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Hi. My mother has been diagnosed with reactive depression. She is 45 years old. My father passed away last year and the doctor has said that she is even in the menopause stage. She has been prescribed with 2 anti depressants. May I know whether these medications will become permanent or are safe for short time? and what will be the potential side effects?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Antidepressants are safe medications. They do not cause any harm to mind/brain and are not habit forming. They should be taken for adequate period so that symptoms don't recur.
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My brain is too sharp but I can not remember any type of question answers? And now am inter 2nd year what is the problem?

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. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I am 28 years old n I facing problem when ever I interact to girl or women my eyes will go on there private parts which will make them uncomfortable to me as well n many times I tired to avoid but its not happening with every thinking wrong about me and my character please help me out.

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 28 years old n I facing problem when ever I interact to girl or women my eyes will go on there private parts whi...
It is age problem. You are unmarried it is happening. Better to develop eye contact conversation. Do not think about their inner parts do not watch more time pornography and sex books etc. Better to treat them like men. Then everything gone. Do not feel and do not give high priority to this. It is not at all your mistake. Sex thoughts comes it is a good sign of good health. Control sex thoughts do not think too much about it. If any one feel inconvenience do not feel your self. Now ladies are very open. If any one praise they feel very proud. Yourself feeling excessively this problem. So my friend do not think about this problem. Feel always flexible. Enjoy the every movement of life. Ok best of luck.
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