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Dr. Raval Kalpana

Psychologist, Pune

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Dr. Raval Kalpana is one of the best Psychologists in Pune Railway Station, Pune. He is currently practising at Sahyadri Hospital - Bibwewadi in Pune Railway Station, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Raval Kalpana on Lybrate.com.

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Sir, due to Demnesia, I feel like forgetting simple things, ability to memorize things getting less. I am college student. It heavily affect on my study.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In your age you do not have dementia as you said. Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am very muchh addicted of smoking from last 7-8 month. How can I quit smoking. 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
Even though treatments are available to curb nicotine craving, you should have sheer will power if you want to stop smoking. Nicotine gum, patches etc will help you. Take care.
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I am vegetarian no diabetic , not smoking but little bit alcoholic & chewing pan with 120 ; 3 to 4 times a day only.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol and chewing pan addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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My mother is getting treated with schizophrenia, under medication for over 3 years, earlier was treated for depression in Lucknow. The belief of somebody guiding her within is still there like someone is telling when to talk when not to how to do a task where you sit who should sit next to you etc and by doing that thing will be OK. No destructive or self harming activities, also she have developed some facial disorientation like lower lips is more stretched towards left, like incase of facial paralysis. This happened after I got her treated at Nimhans (although renowned hospital but most of the time you need to consult junior doctors). Now consulting at cadbams. Any suggestion of providing her best treatment will be a great help. As this is effecting our entire family.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hi, I can understand your feelings. I would suggest you to enroll your mother in any day care center which have some kind of vocational activities. If it is not possible to find a centre like this in your city then please take help of a psychotherapist who can come to your house 2-3 days in a week and counsel your mother and suggest her some activities. As for facial disorientation please ask her psychiatrist as this might be a side effect of some medicine. He may change that medicine. It is very important for a schizophrenic patient to keep her busy mentally as well as physically. Wish you all the best.
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Iam a 19, year old boy iam very shy now iam gloomy don't interested to anything I enjoyed before. Can't face people feeling very sad very low self esteem can't face people or talk them.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Iam a 19, year old boy iam very shy now iam gloomy don't interested to anything I enjoyed before. Can't face people f...
You have lack of confidence. So 1st make list of your good habbits &positive points.& tell your self I can do each n everything be positive.& feel I m not lacking any where,
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Sir , I am masturbating for about 5-6 years. I am not able to control it , even if I try to control it , once if I am feeling a little comfortable I always start masturbating for even a very pity reason. At present I am feeling very weak , I am getting afraid of even a small mosquito or a housefly when I am alone and they make some sound or sit on any part of my body. And I am not able to converse properly if I am involved in any argument I am shaking and shivering as if someone is going to kill me. I don' t know why but I am not able to control my emotions. I am getting demotivated easily , I am getting angry for pity reason , sometimes I am getting very depressed. I don' t know what happened to me. I keep thinking of even a small situation for many days , and this is one of the reason why I am always absent minded. I am not able to keep relationships bonds proper even with my own family members (brothers , sisters , mother , father aunt , uncle etc ) . I am not able to concentrate in my studies , I know I can do it I understand things , their concepts easily only if I read and understand it with full dedication but I am not able to stay focussed towards my studies I study only for 20-30 minutes and I start losing my energy and concentration. But if I play I play properly , energetically but after that I am very - very much tired. I am no able to handle even a small situation , that other people does no even bother about .I am not able to fight with anyone I am very bad looking many people say this. These are my problems. What can I do for them?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir , I am masturbating for about 5-6 years. I am not able to control it , even if I try to control it , once if I am...
Dear lybrate user, I think you are very sensitive, anxious and underconfident. I guess you are carrying some shame and/or guilt because of your compulsive masturbation. I appreciate your self awareness and your willingness to change. I think, you need to understand your own worth. Make a list of all good things about you. Write all positive points about your personality and skills that you have. Don't bother about what others say about you. Write what you think about yourself - all positive points. Stick this list at a place where you can see it often. Believe in this. You are only 17, you have whole life ahead of you. What you do today is going to affect your future. If you try to make yourself stronger physically and mentally, you will have a better future. Have a goal in life which would be rational and feasible. Start working towards achieving this goal. Make a step by step, concrete plan, have a fixed routine and go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Learn some communication skills which will help you in having cordial relations with people around you. Have some exercise routine - may be play some games (physical games and not computer games), go for cycling, yoga, mountaineering etc whatever you like. This will give you more self confidence and help in reducing your anxiety. Any person who is happy and confident looks good. So don't worry about looks. Once you start feeling better about yourself, you will like yourself - looks wise. If possible talk to your school/college counsellor who will help you to get rid of this habit.
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My cousin has been using anti depressants for about 20 years. Of late using escitalopram 10mg and clonazepam 0.25mg. Recently he was also suffering from stiff legs and less (not more than 5 hours) sleep. Suggest remedy.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
My cousin has been using anti depressants for about 20 years. Of late using escitalopram 10mg and clonazepam 0.25mg. ...
avoid day time sleep. avoid tea , coffee in late evening and after. follow advise given by doctor, have regular fol.low up.
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How to Cope With Erectile Dysfunction and Depression

PG Dip (Sexual & Relationship Therapy), MRCPsych, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Sexologist, Bangalore
How to Cope With Erectile Dysfunction and Depression

Depression is considered the common cold of all mental health issues and can strike in varying levels due to causes like pressing circumstances, problems in one's personal life and relationships, hormonal changes and other long term, chronic health conditions. Your intimate relationships are also subject to dejection when physical ailments enter the picture. Erectile dysfunction is one such area that creates depression. This is basically a condition that men suffer from. Due to this condition, a man is not able to get and hold an erection long enough to enjoy the act of sex. This can be caused due to related physical problems as well as stress. It can also lead to depression and problems in one's relationship due to anger, frustration, hopelessness and sadness. Here are a few ways to deal with depression caused due to erectile dysfunction.

  1. Recognising the Symptoms: The very first thing to do is to come out of denial and recognise the symptoms that are caused by this kind of depression. Usually, any long term or chronic problem can lead a person to look at himself or herself as a hopeless case. This can cause symptoms like dejection, a negative attitude towards everything and sudden outbursts of anger and frustration which may crop up in other areas of the patient's life. Since this is an intimate problem that one cannot discuss with everyone, the problem of depression gets all the more challenging. In such cases, the best thing to do is to be aware of the symptoms.
  2. Getting help: Simply being aware of the symptoms is not enough that is merely the first step. One will need to go ahead and do something about the symptoms. Visiting a sexologist or a sex therapist is the next step. With the help of therapy and discussions, the patient and the doctor can actually reach the root cause of the issue and help in realigning the attitude and thinking of the patient to come out of stress that is creating the issue, or to deal with medical repercussions of the issue in a more stable manner.
  3. Psychotherapy: One of the foremost methods used by most therapists includes psychotherapy that can help in unravelling the cause and finding a way to cope with the problem in a way that is focussed on discussions.
  4. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: This form of therapy examines all aspects of the person's life and reality so as to find the cause of the problematic behaviour and reprogram the brain of patient with great deliberation.
  5. Antidepressants: While some medications can affect sexual functioning, there are antidepressants that do not have major sexual side effects. Please consult a Psychiatrist and discuss about this option too.

Tackling depression and erectile dysfunction is a matter of striking a fine balance with professional help.

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My daughter age 24, is having severe and untimely pain in arms and legs from past 20-25 days, yesterday there was pain in hand only and spinal area on her back, in hand pain accompanied with temperature gain in arms and head and when pain disappear it becomes cold. She just married last year in may and her in-laws behavior is not good, she is very much mentally disturb, her husband do not say any thing but does not oppose his family for wrong things which disturb her. Please suggest what good can be done and what medical problem she might be having ? please help

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
My daughter age 24, is having severe and untimely pain in arms and legs from past 20-25 days, yesterday there was pai...
My answer to the first part of your question is, your daughter has to consult a general physician in order to rule out typhoid fever, malarial infection, jaundice, anemia or even dengue fever, because all the symptoms you mentioned here are few of the symptoms of such conditions. My answer to the second part of your question is, it is very very common in our country, adjustment problems with in-laws and husband's ignorance in such things. Almost every newly married woman has to face these kind of problems. The problem may be your daughter's incompetence to manage that emotionally. There is a chance for her pain behaviors arising from her unconscious mind crying for help to escape from this stressful situation. Ask her to be positive in her approach towards the in-laws, looking into and praising the positive aspects of them. And it is good her husband remains neutral without torturing her to obey his family members like many others do. Her stress tolerance will develop once she gets children and be busy with child-rearing practices and other future plannings with her husband. If she does not complain about her problems with in-laws, her husband may turn positive towards her in course of time. Until then, you can help her as a patient listener to her problems without giving any judgments or negative comments on anybody, which can give her ventilate her bottled-up emotions leading to relaxation to some extent.
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What is the remedy if a person is not willing to accept the reality/truth.Let me give you the example : if a person knows that his own brother & sisters are exploiting him/her either emotionely as well as monitery and they will go to any extent but the person is not willing to accept the fact how can this problem should be solved

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't know what your investment in all this is. If you are not a loser or have no stake in all these manipulations, just let it be. The truth will eventually prevail, even if they succeed in deceptively taking over the wealth and whatever. If you are directly going to be impacted, meet a lawyer to know what can be done to preempt any deception as a precautionary measure. You may talk to the parents only in these people?s absence, which may be near impossible. But if you took them away for a vacation or to your home for a break, it is then possible to find out how much they are really aware of being manipulated, and whether they have been intimidated, or are they suffering from loss of awareness as a psychological or medical reason. They could be living in fear for all you know, and their age may make them feel obligated to the point of avoiding fearful repercussions. In that case you must take legal recourse and safeguard them and their wealth.
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My girl friend is not like before when it come to sexual activities it's been close to a year v kissed each other I really wanna knw whats goin on and y is she not showing any interest in me. Every time I ask her anything all she tells me is she is very stressed to think abt all this.

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
My girl friend is not like before when it come to sexual activities it's been close to a year v kissed each other I r...
Dear lybrate-user. It is possible that she is dtressed. Please do not force her. You may talk to her and approach a psychologist if needed. Take care.
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My aunt lost her husband last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to its self all the time please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
My aunt lost her husband last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to its self all the time ple...
Hello dear. I can understand. Her feeling & mood are obvious. But you convince her that she have to move on. Thats d life. & that person would have never like that you live in depression my advises to you are * take life lightly * main problem is how you are reacting matters & incidence of your life & day to day * you can see half filled glass of water by two way: half is still empty (nagative attitude) or half full (positive) * take balance diet * give time for yoga * constipation should removed * you can take brahmi sankhpuspi etc ayurveda medicine * I recommended strongly, go near by ayurveda centre & take shirodhara & nashya treatment.
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I am 22 years old. I am habituated to alcohol what should I do to being relieve from this.

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
First the man takes a drink. Then the drink takes a drink. And then the drink takes the man. Seek proffessional help.
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Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give suggestions what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give suggestions what...
Sounds to me like you are into an anger related depression. If you have not been on medication and you want to remain so, you will have to work very hard to recover from this condition. You must first of all seek the help of a counselor, ideally. If that person thinks that you need to meet with a doctor you will need to do so and cooperate right through. 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 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, if you are not already married. 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 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am 22years male, have a big varicocele since last 2 and half years. Hav also suffered with anxiety and depression and have taken imipramine for one months and later after prozac for about 20days, before 8months. Now I feel numbness in my penis and whole genitals, and there is almost no erection and zero libido. What has caused this and what should I do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 22years male, have a big varicocele since last 2 and half years. Hav also suffered with anxiety and depression a...
Hi, may be its due to the medication you can cross check with your psychiatrist. As for, libido and erection, there are many exercises and life style changes that you can make to improve it.
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concentration problem. I try to concentrate like the way I was before 2 years. I on medication since. Bit steel does not found my concentration. What should I do?

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. Concentration is purely based on interest, devotion and love towards whatever you do. So change your attitude so as to bring love, interest and dedication in your tasks. Take care.
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5 signs that you or your loved one may have bipolar disorder

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
5 signs that you or your loved one may have bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition where the patient may go through certain periods of extreme happiness and joy which is known as mania. On the other hand, there may be other periods where the patient may be extremely sad and depressed and even suicidal.

In some individuals, these phases may last quite long whereas, in others, they may change very quickly. However, there are certain common symptoms displayed by patients with bipolar disorder. Let's look at a few of them.

  • Feeling extremely happy, to the point of being careless - Certain patients, at the onset of bipolar disorder, will feel extremely happy and have their sense of judgment hampered. When patients feel very elated without proper context, or for very small reasons, it could be an indication that the person is experiencing mania.
  • Feeling extremely depressed - Similarly, on the other end of the spectrum, if a person feels extremely depressed without an appropriate reason, it may be due to bipolar disorder. Also, the severity of depression and the length of time for which a person experiences it is also an indicator of the condition.
  • Lack of interest in activities which formerly interested you - You may suddenly lose interest in an activity that genuinely interested you earlier. This may include your profession or hobbies.
  • Loss of appetite during the depression phases - During the phases of depression or sadness, which may sometimes last for months, a person may rapidly lose weight due to lack of interest in food. Even for patients who have shorter cycles of changes lasting for only a few weeks, this will be noticeable.
  • Extreme restlessness and lack of sleep during the manic phases - When the person enters a manic or happy cycle, it may trigger over enthusiasm, restlessness and lack of sleep. This, like the depression phase, will also vary from patient to patient and may continue for the entire duration of the phase. A jump from a depression cycle into this phase will be definitely noticed by others.


If a few of these symptoms are detected, then the patient should be taken to a mental health professional for appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

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Related Tip: Early Warning Signs of Mental Disorders Later in Life

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Hi, Doctor, i tend to think too much on very small problems also. I get depressed to frequently. It's fact that I'm facing challenge in every aspect of life, getting backs in MCA, rejection in interviews due to various silly reasons, not getting results as efforts I make every where, I feel like looser, feel like I'm too humble and polite and not made for this society. I have some very good friends who support me, but when we can't communicate few days I feel alone and have nobody whom to talk. Last month I despite giving my 100% not able to achieve my target in my business due to some other reasons. I just broked , and not able to sleep 3 days.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think that you are working too hard instead of working smart. If you concentrate on the small details, then you may miss the larger picture. Sit down and work out a strategy to concentrate on the right and useful material to be able to succeed. Failure is only failure, if you do not learn from it. When you learn, it is experience. And success is the contribution of all the failure that is now nothing but experience. I think it was Bill Cosby who said, that he does not know how to succeed but he surely knows how to fail: by trying to please everybody! You need to perform to your satisfaction because you know what you have prepared for. A people-pleaser will bend backwards and get rejected eventually by everyone. Yes, to some extent it is a ?dog-eat-dog world, but to combat that, you have got to be street-smart. Perseverance is the key that has made ordinary people become great. You are still young, and the whole world is out there to conquer. In your generation you have so many options and opportunities that we feel jaded and worn out just looking at them! So, start all over again but this time around plan well, focus on the larger picture and the process. You will get there, eventually. Talk to a counselor, if you need any help and support to pursue this path. The perception of failure is the biggest problem. It can actualize failure and make you dejected. Change your thoughts and you will change who you are.
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