Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorder is different from general feelings of worry and fear in that this is ever-persistent and interferes with daily life. It may be triggered by simple daily activities such as going out of the house and not just big events like exams or presentations.

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Can I use Paroxetine for bipolar II disorder, anxiety disorder, and agoraphobia?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know some treatment options for my conditions. I have bipolar disorder II with social and generalized anxiety. I have panic attacks and agoraphobia due to it. Previously, I was taking Escitalopram, Venlafaxine, Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Lithium, Depakote, Quetiapine, Risperidone,...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can continue taking medications that keep your condition stable at present. Duloxetine is a good option for you and it will not increase your blood pressure. Escitalopram takes around four weeks to show its full effect after starting this medication. Prozac can decr...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bad mood, unwillingness to do things, and negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor,Three months ago, I visited psychiatrists and psychotherapists for advice concerning the depression episodes I periodically have, including bad mood, unwillingness to do anything, and obtrusive negative thoughts. When I came back, I was not in depression. The doctor prescribed me Fluanx...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Could you please tell me if you are consuming alcohol even now every day? What was the reason for you to take alcohol back then continuously for one month? Is there any particular reason for all your stress? Are you having any problems at work or home? Do you have an...  Read Full »

Is my foggy brain due to an aura or a panic attack?

Query: Hi doctor, I found out that I had an anxiety disorder about six months ago. I have always been worried about my health even when I was a kid, and I think that is the reason why I developed this disorder. The thing is that I am really concerned about my health and I always worry about the worst poss...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the description, it appears that you have experienced depersonalization episode. Depersonalization episode occurs in various anxiety disorders including dissociative disorders. As the name suggests, the person experienc...  Read Full »

Can health anxiety cause eye problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male with a history of reoccurring iritis and unexplained fatigue. I also have severe health anxiety, depression, and OCD, which my psychiatrist has prescribed Klonopin 5 mg three times a day. Over five years, I have had a sleep study, MRI of my brain, abdominal compute...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand what you have been going through. What exact symptoms do you have when you say iritis? Does your eye become very much congested and red with watery discharge from the eyes? Did you anytime consult an ophthalmologist for the same? Do you have any history ...  Read Full »

What causes muscle twitches and heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. My weight is 70 kg. I have had muscle twitches all around my body and heart palpitations for around six months. Recently I have had a general weakness in both of the triceps that sometimes migrates into my forearms. I have also experienced anxiety and depress...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your symptoms: 1. Since when you started to have these twitchings? Are these since six months only? 2. In which body parts you get these twitches? 3. Are these twitching increasing with time, or is it the same or dec...  Read Full »

Why do I have imbalance in the body with lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some symptoms after having typhoid and gastroenteritis before seven months. I got hospitalized with profound hypotension or hypovolemia with secondary acute kidney injury (AKI). I have mild elevation in the levels of liver function test. I was given Ceftriaxone intravenously with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your health complaints. Your problems are not related to MS (multiple sclerosis). It is rare to have them in males and it is not common to have them after an infectious illness. In MS, you have some issues such as painful vision with black spots, fal...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe panic attacks without reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Recently, I had a breakup. Currently, I do not have a job and so, mentally I am feeling insecure. I am getting severe panic attacks for no reason. Even, I do not want to go out of my room. I feel sleepy all the time. Whenever I go out, I feel that I am going to...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Recurrent severe panic attacks should be evaluated. Thyroid function tests should be done to rule out hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is an important cause of panic attacks. You have a fear of getting stroke or heart attack and this could b...  Read Full »

Which specialist should I consult for my depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor,I am going through a lot of mental health problems. My symptoms are depression, slow thinking, processing speed, hopelessness, avoiding people, dullness, problems coping with new situations, loss of spontaneity, fear of new things and marriage, difficulty thinking and understanding, men...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, you have been suffering from psychological problems like depression, slow thinking, avoiding people, dullness, difficulty in self-care, lack of restraint, etc. According to your description, you may suffer from anxiety disorders or depre...  Read Full »

Do I have delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know whether my disease is delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia. I have been taking Risperidone 2 mg for 16 years, Escitalopram 10 mg for 7 years and for hypertension Met XL 25 mg for 5 years. My cholesterol levels are normal. I am a pure vegetarian. I do not smoke....  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your mental state, but at the same time I do appreciate you for being on regular medicines. However, even though your question is very direct, I am sorry to say that I cannot give you a straight forward answer or diagnosis. First and most impor...  Read Full »

Is Xanax safe to take for anxiety disorder with weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I spent a month with anxiety disorders, and with Xanax treatment, I lost 2 kg in a month without a diet. Is it normal? The treatment with Xanax is six days so far, and I have to do it for 15 days. I have no other symptoms.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from anxiety disorders. For many people, anxiety or stress can have a direct effect on weight. It may cause weight loss or weight gain. It can vary from person to person or situation to ...  Read Full »

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