Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder includes a group of symptoms, which are stress, feeling sad or hopeless, and physical symptoms that occur after going through a stressful event. It is caused due to general lifestyle changes, the death of a close person, problems with relationships, and a close person's illness. The symptoms are nervousness, crying, feeling sad, and symptoms of suicide. It is treated by taking medications, and cognitive behavior therapy helps a lot.

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My husband belittles me to avoid going out anywhere. How to change this one?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it normal to not want to be anywhere near your husband? He is not abusive in any way, he just belittles everyone around him. I do not want to go to work or anywhere, I just want to stay home while he is not at home. I am unhappy and I do not feel like myself. I just want to feel no...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is painful to have such feeling. Before going into the details, I would like to know few details. He is not abusive, but is there any particular dispute between both of you? You have mentioned that he belittles everyone. Does he belitt...  Read Full »

Why do I like to be alone?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to mingle with people a lot, but since past two years, I am not talking to anyone. I like to be alone. Nowadays, I am always alone, and I have no proper friends too. People think I am immature. The fact is that I do not show the real me. Two years back I had a bad breakup, and sinc...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your issue. You are probably going through a phase called as adjustment disorder or dysthymia. You need to try to get out of it actively. Try to engage yourself in things you like. Start a new resolution and work for it. Practice yoga or daily exercises. Life...  Read Full »

I scream a lot while having panic attacks with anxiety. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am not sure if I should be doing this, but I am worried. I really want to die. I have always considered it, but I have goals like seeing my books published. But, for the past few months, I have cared less for the books and more for how to die. I am trapped in school to study engineering...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms suggest some adjustment issues related to ongoing problems. These issues are resulting in the lack of pleasure and thus deteriorating the depression. The symptoms like a wish to die, inability to find pleasure in anything, feeling weak and tired, panic sympto...  Read Full »

I am struggling with depression due to family issues. Please help me overcome it.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23 and my husband is 29. I am having a 1 year old baby. After my delivery, I had some problems in my family created by my mother-in-law. At that time my husband left his job and so, there was some distance between us. So, I felt very bad and I used to get anger for small thin...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There seem to be some adjustment problems in your family. Everyone faces similar problems not only in marital life, but also in new situations. That does not mean the end of life. It only means that you have to develop better coping skills to adjust to the new situatio...  Read Full »

I have a lack of interest and want to die. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two months, I am getting headaches, showing less interest in work and feeling to die. But, I did not attempt suicide as I am scary. I got married before 4 years and I was very happy with my husband. After some days, I fell in love with someone and I could not move on witho...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to hear about your current mental and marital problems. From the information that you have provided, you seem to be suffering from depressive symptoms for the past two months. It could be a part of an underlying depression or an adjustment disorder due to ...  Read Full »

My life is getting worsen everyday and I cannot even express my feeling. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,My life is getting worse day by day. I used to be a brilliant student, but nowadays I fail in my exams even if I study for the whole night. My father and brother are not getting a salary, so we have to spend money with care. My sister, who is very close to me, is getting married, so she...  Read Full »


Dr. Anil Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Because you are facing so many stressful events like father and brother not getting salaries and sister getting married, this condition is known as an adjustment disorder. If you are feeling persistently depressed for the last two weeks, feeling hopeless, then you mi...  Read Full »

Why am I having difficulty to cope after separation from my girlfriend?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old man. My girlfriend left me last month and I am going through severe heart pains and anxiety. My heart pounds and beats very loudly. I cannot concentrate on anything. I am having this constant urge to call her and I am not able to control myself. Due to my constant ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a kind of adjustment disorder. After the breakup you are not able to accept it and having difficulty in adjusting. It is a common problem. You need to take a medicine; it will help you in dealing with this situation. Take tablet Pari CR (Paroxetine 12.5 mg and Clo...  Read Full »

How to help a friend who is depressed due to work stress?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 40 years old. She was attacked by polio at the age of 3 and unable to walk. She is under depression due to work stress. She is reacting like a mentally challenged sometimes. We do not know what is in her mind. Since two months, she has been reacting this way. Please help ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Persistent work stress could lead to adjustment disorder and increases the risk of depressive and anxiety symptoms. She is suffering from polio and has work stress. These are probably the reasons that she behaves weird. If her symptoms persist then please...  Read Full »

Are anger issues, fear of abandonment, suicidal or impulsive tendencies due to BPD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am wondering if I have BPD as I do have all the symptoms (with anger issues, fear of abandonment, suicidal or impulsive tendencies, and idealization the most prominent) as well as have passed multiple credible psychological tests. I am currently not on any medication and no formal i...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurav Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can only say that if a psychiatrist has labeled you as a borderline then only you should worry about being one. I would advise you to stop being judgmental about yourself and stop being bothered about how the world judges you. From the description which you have provi...  Read Full »

I had a breakup, fighting with people and irritated with my job. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem. I am getting frustrated with a silly thing that is my job. I had a breakup, I am fighting with people on small things. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Did all these problems start after break up? If it is so, this is commonly called as an adjustment disorder. If severe it could lead to depression too. My advice will be to first understand that you are experiencing this problem and it is due ...  Read Full »

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