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Dr. Ankur Patel

DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE (DPM)

Psychiatrist, Surat

14 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Ankur Patel DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE (DPM) Psychiatrist, Surat
14 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Ankur Patel is one of the best Psychiatrists in Anand Mahal Road, Surat. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 14 years. He has done DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE (DPM) . He is currently practising at Aatman in Anand Mahal Road, Surat. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ankur Patel on Lybrate.com.

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DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE (DPM) - South Gujarat University - 2003
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Hi Kindly explain all about dispersion as various symptoms like being sad all d time memory loss too much or very less sleep and appetite crying for no reasons hurting herself not happy with life thinking too much always stays alone trying to pretend bold and happy bt by in reality deep dead from inside feel like giving up every thing. Kindly explain d possible reason and also d ways to cope up wid it.

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
Hi Kindly explain all about dispersion as various symptoms like being sad all d time memory loss too much or very les...
Dear user. Depression symptoms are as follows: Pain areas: in the back Mood: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loneliness, loss of interest, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, panic attack, sadness, or emotional distress Behavioural: agitation, excessive crying, irritability, restlessness, self-harm, or social isolation Sleep: early awakening, excess sleepiness, insomnia, or restless sleep Whole body: excessive hunger, fatigue, or loss of appetite Cognitive: lack of concentration, slowness in activity, or thoughts of suicide Psychological: depression or repeatedly going over thoughts Also common: constipation, headache, poor appetite, substance abuse, or weight loss etc. The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a range of emotional and physical conditions. These include inability to sleep or concentrate on tasks. Changes in appetite, decreased energy level and thoughts of suicide are also seen. Medical diagnosis is required. Therefore please consult a psychiatrist. Take care.
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Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is from few months I am facing one issue and that is I always get angry on small matters and coz of this I sometimes abuse to my elders and I frequently get tired without doing anything so now I wanna know that is it normal or not .It can be the sign of any mental illness?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, I understand your concerns. You are experiencing depressive symptoms. Increasing irritability, lethargy, easy fatiguability and low mood are all initial symptoms in depression. You need to undergo serum thyroid level, Vit B12, Vit D3 level test first. Deficiency of above thing also cause such symptoms. Good medicine and psychological therapy are available for your condition. I would advise you to consult psychiatrist. Till then start exercise, listen to loud music, spend time with good friend. All d best.
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Hi all. I am somewhat going through depression period as I am feeling lot negative, pessimist,persistent sadness, over thinking,tension headaches, nervous.I m undergoing treatment but not fully recovered. I don't feel like doing anything. What can I do. Please tell and suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi all. I am somewhat going through depression period as I am feeling lot negative, pessimist,persistent sadness, ove...
Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily with relaxed mind Do meditation regularly Do pranayam and yoga daily Read good books daily Meditation will help you a lot Send me details of your current medicine Add Saraswatarishta 20 ml twice a day for 3 months Reconsult with details.
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I have a habit of biting my nails. How can I get rid of it? I am doing this since childhood. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a habit of biting my nails. How can I get rid of it? I am doing this since childhood. Please help.
You need to exercise mind control and resolve not to bite . YOu can apply some bitter substance or wear a thimble and you will remember when you start to bite
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I am thinking More Sometime I do something that I know it is wrong still I am doing n get depressed.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am thinking More
Sometime I do something that I know it is wrong still I am doing n get depressed.
Hi, looking at your age, height and weight it seems that you are not giving proper attention to your physical health. It may be due to your depression. I can understand your feelings. Over thinking leads to negativity. First find out the root cause of your problems by writing down your problems on a paper. Then write down the pros and cons of over thinking on that problem. You yourself will see the correct path to solve your problems. And before doing anything start loving yourself which I think you have stopped doing. All the best. :)
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I came to know that juggling can make my brain faster, can you suggest any other game or trick.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Learning any new bodily trick will make your brain form new connections. Any new sport, musical instruments, dance form will help your brain grow.
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Sir When I studying the books after some time I was forget. I don't remember what I study the previous point please give better treatment what I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress is a memory-buster. Deal with your stress with a counselor and a lot of your problem about remembering will happily return. But you may work on 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. 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. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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I am 23 years old. I had stammering problem since the age of 7. I had attended speech therapy clas. But it is not during. please suggest me he the stammering will cure.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there, I am very glad for your question. Exercises for stammering Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Many people who stammer have found these exercises to be beneficial in reducing the intensity and in some cases, completely curing stammering problem. The exercises should preferably be done every night in a secluded area, before going to bed. An exercise regimen comprising of the following exercises are beneficial in treatment and cure of stammering. Stammering Exercise #1 Loudly and clearly pronounce the vowels A, E, I, O and U. Be overly articulate and distort your face strongly, every time you utter the vowels. Stammering Exercise #2: Open your jaws as wide as you can without exerting hard. While the jaws are still open, lift your tongue upwards to touch the roof of mouth with the tip of your tongue. While still in contact with the roof of your mouth, drag the tip of your tongue towards the back of your mouth. When your tongues get stretched to the maximum (without hurting), hold there for few seconds. Next pull out your tongue outside the mouth and stretch it downwards as if attempting to touch the chin. Hold in that position for few seconds. Repeat 4-5 times. Stammering Exercise #3: Deep breathing exercise are very effective in curing speech disorders like stammering as they help to strengthen the respiratory organs and to relax neuromuscular tension that builds up in the body. Stammering can be controlled by learning to voluntarily control the rhythm of words by implementation of specific breathing patterns. There can be many variants of deep breathing exercises and one can choose any or all exercises which he/she is comfortable doing. Some of the variants are: A) Inhale deeply through mouth and exhale slowly, immediately after inhalation. B) Inhale deeply through mouth and push your tongue outside the mouth while exhaling. C) Inhale deeply through mouth, at the same time, press your chest muscles inward. Exhale slowly You can have your own variations of these deep breathing exercises, as long as they provide some respiratory motion, swelling of the abdomen and workout for chest and other speech organs. Do not overdo any exercise and bring variations, every one or two minutes. Stammering Exercise #4: Reading exercises are helpful in identification of patterns of repetition of syllables that cause stammering and thus reduce bottlenecks of fast reading. For this exercise, take a text and read it fast without laying emphasis on the quality of speech. Speedy reading will help a subconscious identification of each word. Prefer the speed to the quality of speech. Let the words be wrongly spoken and do not stop on any particular word or syllable. This exercise, if continued for 2-3 months is very effective in relaxing muscular tension and correcting all obstructions of the speech. Stammering Exercise #5 Singing is a very effective exercise for stammering. Singing helps the sufferer learn to better control breath and the phonatory muscles. Another very effective treatment for stammering involves participation in theatrical activities. Theatre helps shed down several inhibitions and is very effective remedy for stammering. Lifestyle Changes to Treat Stammering Fighting inferiority complex: Developing confidence in ones own ability to speak correctly is probably the only real solution to cure stammering. However building self-confidence when one makes nervous mistakes in every sentence is not easy. Inferiority complex is natural in people who stammer. Dealing with this complex is the most paramount task in overcoming stammering. Talking openly when the person approaches with the subject is vital in handling this complex. Maintaining a relaxed environment at home gives the child an opportunity to speak without stress. Watch out your breath: As a general thumb rule, one should breathe from the belly and not from the chest. Breathing from the belly naturally calms down and relaxes nervous and muscular tension and is a helpful habit in curing stammering and related disorders. Family support: Family support is of vital importance in treatment of stammering. Family members should use all possible means to deliver the person of his state of anxiety which is the only cause of stammering in a large number of cases. Family members must: Not punish or react harshly on a person who is stammering Listen carefully, when such a person speaks Adapt to speak slowly and not interrupt when a person stammers Be patient and wait for the person to complete words Not complete sentences or words when such a person is trying to speak. Consulting a speech therapist: Speech therapy has been used to cure or reduce the intensity of stammering. Speech therapist try to diagnose the causes of stammering and accordingly prescribe exercises, medications and/or scalpel intervention in certain cases. In case of physiological defects, speech therapy is compulsory to treat stammering. While speech therapist mainly concentrate on speech corrections, they may also adopt psychotherapies like hypnosis, impoco, role plays or cognitive behavioral therapy, if diagnosis suggests a psychological cause for stammering. Many therapist also use acupuncture, yoga spa treatment and other relaxation techniques to assist in treatment of stammering. Many cities have specialized speech therapy centers which offer intensive cures and therapies for stammering. Hearing aid: There are also some hearing aids that help to reduce or eliminate stammering. The electronic device records the user’s voice using a microphone and sends it back to his ears after a delay of about split seconds or at a slightly different frequency. Simultaneous speaking and the ability to listen to how it is heard by others is very effective in helping one who stammers correct his errors. Though familiarization with the device may take up to a few months, they often succeed in breaking the psychological barrier that prevents normal speech. Once the barrier is broken and the practitioner gains confidence, he/she can start speaking normally without using the device. Food for those who stammer While there are no particular foods that can be used to cure stammering, some food are known to be beneficial for speech organs. For instance, chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestions. Thus they can be taken internally in moderate quantities to address symptoms of stammering. Other recommendations for Treating Stammering Stammering is known to be aggravated by fatigue, anxiety or nervousness. A positive environment at home and at workplace is of paramount importance in helping a Person who stammers cure his disorder. Above all, stammering can not be cured overnight. It takes time and patience but the rewards at the end of it all are really worth the time. Stammering Trivia What’s common amongst Aristotle, Churchill, Darwin, Moses and Rousseau? Ans: They all stammered! I hope this helps. I wish you a very quick and speedy recovery.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

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. Alcohol is poison and it is absorbed by liver. Then liver dismantles the alcohol and poisons itself. There is no safe limit. Every drop of alcohol is bad for liver. Please restrain from alcohol drinking. Take care.
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I have a short temper every morning when I am late or is working, how can I not be stressed when work is not getting delivered.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I have a short temper every morning when I am late or is working, how can I not be stressed when work is not getting ...
Hello- follow these rules, it will surely help you- 1) think before you speak. In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. 2) once you're calm, express your anger. 3) get some exercise. 4) take a timeout. 5) identify possible solutions.
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I am facing the problem of depression since last 5 months I will be crying whole day and will be just lying down and usually feel tired everyday and there is lack of sleep and food capacity has been reduced.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am facing the problem of depression since last 5 months I will be crying whole day and will be just lying down and ...
Hi One of the simplest and most effective ways to induce sleep is to rub some oil on the scalp and the soles of the feet before going to bed. Use sesame oil, brahmi oil, jasmine oil, or coconut oil and massage gently for a few minutes. Slightly warming the oil before applying is helpful. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take sarpgandha vati 1-1 tab twice a day. Take pranacharya no tens capsule 1-1 twice a day. Avoid spicy food. Junk food. Fermented food. Tea.coffee. Do pranayama early in the morning.
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Sir mere pet me aur sar me bahut dard rehta h aur pura sarir tuta sa rehta h kya kare.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir mere pet me aur sar me bahut dard rehta h aur pura sarir tuta sa rehta h kya kare.
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and also drink ors solution
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I have pain in my all body and I always feel ill. I used to homeopathic medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have pain in my all body and I always feel ill. I used to homeopathic medicine.
Hello, take Eupatorium 200, 5 drops once daily in the morning and Rhus tox, 200 , 5 drops at night daily. Revert after 7 days.
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I am 18 year old male and from last two days I m having a body pain and I feel I am having a fever.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 18 year old male and from last two days I m having a body pain and I feel I am having a fever.
Hello, * you might b suffering from viral fever. Take @ gelsemium 200-6 pills, * drink, lukewarm water. * liquid, diet b consumed. * avoid, dust, smoke junk food. All d best.
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Hello I 30 years old I m anxiety patent I feel weakness whatever I eat no recover my body always shaking my hand please advice me what type of food I take ones I donate blood someone please help me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello I 30 years old I m anxiety patent I feel weakness whatever I eat no recover my body always shaking my hand plea...
Anxiety problem can be solved by meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation centre near your house (this is free of cost) For Blood donation you do not need to eat specific type of food Clear your question please
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Hi doctor can you suggest me some good medicine for my concentration for studies plzz.

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. Lack of concentration or attention is mainly due to lack of interest, dedication and creativity. Search google for" effective learning methods" and adopt some of them. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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I, currently have a problem in fluent speaking due to the development of hard and bubbly emergent rashes (sort of huddles like) on the throat surface, inside. The touch exactly feels like the inner surface of a corroded metal pipe. It turns out to be like I feel etching, dryness and lack of control and coordination while speaking. It makes me put a lot of effort to initiate the words of sentences for to be fluent. So please do let me know some instant corrective measures regarding this. Thank you.

Master of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
I, currently have a problem in fluent speaking due to the development of hard and bubbly emergent rashes (sort of hud...
Please do a salt water gargle. Take one glass of Luke warm Salt water gargle, add a half spoon of salt and half spoon of honey to it and gargle using this solution, 4 times a day. Also take Tab. Crocin 500 mg, 2-3 times a day, as needed, if you have pain. If problem is not solved in 3 days, Please consult immediately.
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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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I am 31 year female. I have female type of baldness. Now I was going under treatment to recover my hairs (6 months). My doctor suggests me for prp. I had old history of epilepsy (20 years). I took medicine nearly 15 years. Last 5 years I was not taking any medicine. Is it good to go prp treatment?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am 31 year female. I have female type of baldness. Now I was going under treatment to recover my hairs (6 months). ...
Hello hair problem is common now a days due to stress and busy life take full sleep drink planty water have fruits take acid hydrofluoric 30 2 tds x 30 days and revert.
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Dear Dr. Knowingly & unknowingly I had destroyed my body with all the habits now I'm facing some issue like, 1. Shaking of hands. 2. No resistance power. 3. Depression 4. Weakness I wanna change my life and wanna fix it can you please suggest me on this. Thanks

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Tirunelveli
Dear Dr. Knowingly & unknowingly I had destroyed my body with all the habits now I'm facing some issue like, 1. Shaki...
You must think, that your fine and concentrating on good ideas. Destroy anything is easy but not creating it. So you must wait for your recovery. Take healthy food and positive thoughts is a first tips to be followed. And we must do some new habits like spending time in gardening or reading books or jacking or exercise etc.
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