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Addiction is a chronic, complex condition of the brain characterized by craving and compulsive use of substances, medications, etc., despite harmful consequences. It can be the need for a substance or thing or behavior-related. Substance addiction is the addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, narcotics, caffeine, etc. Non-substance addiction includes technology, sex, food, gambling, gaming, etc. An addicted person finds it impossible to stop the use of substances, things or engage in behaviors that cause addiction. Deaddiction programs and therapy, along with medications, can help.

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Can you tell me some myths, benefits and harmful effects of masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, Why my penis foreskin remains open permanently with masturbation? I have some black spots on my penis head without pain. How to stop doing masturbation?   Read Full »

Dr. Sharath Kumar. C

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Masturbation is a process where a person gets sexual pleasure and satisfaction by stroking or rubbing his or her genitals by using their hands manually or using sex toys. It is normally done while they are single but it is also done in relationships to get orgasm and se...  Read Full »

I want to quit masturbation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and have been masturbating for seven years. I want to quit this habit permanently, but I find it challenging. Currently, I masturbate once a week, and I believe I may be addicted. Please guide how to overcome this habit. Also, I have masturbated for the past six years...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel glad that you reached out to us. It is important to note that masturbation is a normal and common practice, with around ninety-five percent of males engaging in it. It serves as a way to experience sexual pleasure without a partner and has various potential ben...  Read Full »

Why do I get dizzy using a computer, phone, or TV?

Query: Hello doctor, My problem is that I am really suffering a lot from computer, smartphone, television, etc. They make me feel very dizzy, headache, etc., and these feelings do not disappear until I sleep. After I wake up, I feel like my head is going to explode from headache. But, after some 20 minutes...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your review of the situation, it appears that the issue is most likely caused by the excessive use of gadgets. Despite your efforts to combine various strategies and routines, the problem persists. Therefore, the best course of action now is to practice abstinen...  Read Full »

Please help me understand a bipolar with a strip club addiction.

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to understand a bipolar with a massive strip club addiction. He is in debt, it is ruining his life and every relationship. He lies about it and his debt to everyone. They call and text him. What is in it for him? Is it just sexual impulse, is it for attention or control? Do...  Read Full »

Dr. Akanksha Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I completely understand that you seem to be concerned about this guy. Let us name him Mr.X. As you mentioned in the treatment history, he has been diagnosed with bipolar illness type 1, with a few episodes having psychotic features. Let me tell you, it is really concer...  Read Full »

I suffer from masturbation addiction. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. I have had a masturbation addiction for the past year. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Masturbation is normal. 95 percent of males do that. It is just another way of having sex without a partner. It is a good practice. 1. It helps to relieve stress. 2. Boosts mood. 3. Improves sleep. 4. Helps to prevent depre...  Read Full »

My son has a possible cannabis use disorder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried that my son might be dealing with a cannabis use disorder due to noticeable behavioral changes. Could you provide guidance on how psychiatry approaches this issue? I am seeking advice on common symptoms and indicators of cannabis use disorder that I should be mindful of....  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will help you with your query. I understand your concerns about your son. Common symptoms of cannabis use disorder include increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, neglecting responsibilities, and unsuccessful attempts to cut down on use. If your son is exper...  Read Full »

I have been using my mobile phone excessively. Is it a mental disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old male. I use my mobile phone all the time, and this affects my studies. I know I have to get away from it, but I feel like I am using it all the time. It is really difficult to focus on something else. Is it some mental disorder? How do I cope? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have a mobile addiction. You should try following the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You must limit the use of ...  Read Full »

How to control the habit of excessive masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old male. I am suffering from excessive masturbation problem for the past three years. I have the habit of masturbation for the past six years. I am worried. I think I need to undergo counseling sessions to control it. Now, I masturbate at least once daily. Without doing ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sex thoughts, sex addiction, masturbation addiction, and porn films addiction come under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior. Sometimes it is called as a natural re...  Read Full »

My husband has a phone addiction. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a housewife, and my husband is addicted to the phone. I am emotionally dependent on him, but he never cares about it. I do things to make things interesting in bed, but he does not bother about it and ignores it and sleeps. He never admires me for what I do for him but instead m...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. When a person knows their partner loves them and is not going anywhere, they start taking them for granted and stop caring about them. That is what is happening in your case. You should stop showing your weakness to him at this moment. Just ...  Read Full »

I work in night shifts and consume alcohol. Will it affect my libido?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 29-years-old and weigh 165 pounds. I am 1.8 meters tall. I work at night. I have recently been to a sex worker after having a heavy dose of alcohol, and I could not perform for obvious reasons. However, I visited the same sex worker again without having any alcohol. I could not lift m...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have no organic issue with erection. Due to alcohol, you could not perform with a commercial sex worker, which resulted in stress; thus, your mind learned this, and the second time, you also had the same issue. The prob...  Read Full »

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