Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia
MBBS., D.P.M.(CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY)., EX SENIOR RESIDENT AIIMS
Psychiatry, Psychologist/ Counsellor, Sexology
Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it is definitely agoraphobia. Along with that you have developed some depressive symptoms also.
Investigations to be done:
Thyroid function test.Probable diagnosis:
I am prescribing you medications for agoraphobia, which will be helpful in depression also.Preventive measures:
Tablet Pari CR plus (12.5 mg Paroxetine + 0.5 mg Clonazepam) in the morning for one week.
After one week shift to tablet Pari CR forte ( 25 mg Paroxetine + 0.5 mg Clonazepam) and continue it.
Do deep breathing exercise,specially before going to any public place.Regarding follow up:
Start daily yoga/ meditation.
Psychotherapy - (exposure and response prevention) close your eyes, imagine yourself in a public place, when anxiety reaches 100 or maximum level, try to relax yourself and control your anxiety. Do it daily .
After a few days, expose yourself in real situation (public place) and try to control your anxiety in the same way as you had done in your imagination.
Revert back to a psychiatrist online after 15 days, to adjust the dosage of medication according to the effect.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist