After-Hours Care Appointments
Gopalkumar Rakesh, MD

Behavioral Wellness

Dr. Gopalkumar Rakesh completed his psychiatric residency in 2018 at Duke University Medical Center. Between finishing medical school in India and starting residency at Duke, he trained extensively in clinical psychiatry and neuroscience research at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) – a premier institute for mental health treatment and research in Bangalore, India. While at Duke, he was involved in treatment of patients with major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders. He has expertise in brain stimulation techniques such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

He has a deep interest and passion for treating psychosis and PTSD. He focuses on using a well-balanced combination of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy to treat behavioral disorders. Dr. Rakesh is multi-lingual, fluent in Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. He enjoys taking care of adults and the geriatric population.

After completing his residency with Duke University Medical Center, he has chosen to remain in North Carolina with his family because of the beautiful weather. When not at work, he enjoys reading and traveling with his family.

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