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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How can I come out of my imaginary game of parallel universe?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a strange problem. I have played an imaginary game. In the imagination, I had created a parallel universe. I was the head of my country and made the rules. I added the experiences of real life in that game. When I was alone, I played the role of different people lik... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you are suffering because in your imaginary world, you enjoy the things and in the real world you have to adjust yourself according to the situation. This is causing anxiety symptoms and headache leading to poor academic performance. Secondly, the situati... Read Full »
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 »
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 by following thing like. 1) Try to engage yourself in things you like. 2) Start a new resolution and work for it. 3)... 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 u... Read Full »
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 consult... Read Full »
My baby is not attached to me. What can I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure if this is the right category to post my question in. My problem is with my mother-in-law. Or maybe the problem is with me, after all.My baby boy is now 8 months old. He is a handful most days. He is not the type that plays by himself and he gets bored really quickly. He ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an adjustment disorder. The anger and frustration are due to your new role as a mother. A mother-child bonding is unique. Nobody can separate your son from you. Of course, he belongs to you. But, he is also her grandchild and he... Read Full »
I am depressed and restless as my parents are separating. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have weird restlessness these days, and I do not feel like smiling. Whenever I close my eyes, I feel like smashing something to let out my anger. I do not even know if I should be angry about things that I am worried about. I do not know if they are worth it, but it affects me, and I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By the history provided, it can be discerned that you are currently experiencing what can be termed as an adjustment disorder, which is a very common occurrence after a person experiences a stressful situation such as the one you are going through with your parents. One p... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »