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: Hello, I'm looking and would like to discuss my treatment options for my conditions. I've bipolar disorder II, social and generalised anxiety disorders, panic attacks and agoraphobia due to it. In past, I used escitalopram, venlafaxine, fluoxetine, sertraline, lithium, depakote, quetiapine,...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from psychiatrist. you should continue medications on which you are stable at present. 1)duloxetine may be good option for you. it does not increases blood pressure. 2)tablet escitalopram takes around 4 weeks for full effect after starting medications. 3) yup,prozac can dec...  Read Full »

Is Hydroxychloroquine recommended for psoriasis vulgaris and anxiety disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have psoriasis vulgaris, anxiety disorder, and dry cough for a long time. Recently, I have taken Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin along with my usual medicine like topical corticosteroid, Sertraline, Montelukast and Rosuvastatin. Is taking these medicine like Hydroxychloroquine ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sure some healthcare providers must have advised you to take these drugs and he would be aware of these interactions before starting. If you are self-medicating yourselves I would strongly advise you against that. Using Hydroxychloroquine together with Sertral...  Read Full »

Due to family problems, I lost focus on everything with anxiety and depression. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am constantly unable to focus on anything in my life. My brain just seems like damaged. I feel alone, depressed, sudden anxiety attacks, shivering, numbness, extreme mood disbalance, fatigued, extra exhausted, strange short feeling in which I feel very bad for myself like guilty o...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a mixed anxiety-depressive disorder. This is very common and about 10-15 percent of people have this problem. It is also very easily treatable. You will need to visit a psychiatrist and he will prescribe you SSRI type of medicines (such as Escitalopr...  Read Full »

Is smoking weed a cause for schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been dealing with anxiety since childhood. I am 22 years old now. I have been smoking weed for about six months and my quality of life drastically improved. Now, I could sleep at night. I went back to being myself happy. My confidence went up and my social anxiety virtually disappe...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns.¬†Before I answer your question I like to congratulate you for taking the necessary step of stopping cannabis. First of all I like to inform you that your current symptoms are related to the same spectrum of disorder or anxie...  Read Full »

Due to stress and betrayal, I tend to forget things often. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I forget things quite often and have anxiety problems that lead to a change in behavior. I have never experienced such problems and my head aches a lot and I am suffering from anxiety. Please help as my behavior is changed a lot which affects people living with me. I have not got any ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ciliniq.com. You seem to have a mixed anxiety-depressive disorder, This is very common and about 10-15 percent of people have this problem. It is also very easily treatable. You will need to visit a psychiatrist and he will prescribe you SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibit...  Read Full »

Though I need friends and relatives, I do not know to build relationship. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure what I am feeling. I struggle with self-confidence and low self-esteem. I am in a management position at my work place, yet this has been my struggle for a long time now. I am a single mom and my previous partner was a narcissist. I think it pushed me further into fear...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have an anxiety type disorder mixed with depressive episodes. You will need to visit a psychiatrist and he will prescribe you SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) type of medicines which will help with your problem. It basically happens when some...  Read Full »

How to become more energetic and active?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Stalopam 10 bd, Fludac 20 od and Alprax 0.5 od for anxiety and depression. I feel sleepy in daytime and frequent yawning. I feel fatigue and no energy or activeness. I am also on Olmesartan for high BP; Harty and Mactor EZ for high cholesterol levels. Kindly suggest some medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are suffering from anxiety and depressive disorder and are on 20 mg Escitalopram and 20 mg Fluoxetine per day. Both these drugs are SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and in my opinion there is no use in taking two SSRI drugs...  Read Full »

Why do my social movements got reduced after joining professional course?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female doing MBBS. Everything is really good in my life, but I certainly do not understand the chit chat going on in my mind all the time. I do not feel going when I meet people, I do not like noise, parties and going out. But this was not the case earlier, I like dre...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your situation, I can see that you are under a lot of stress. what you are describing looks more like anxiety disorder, it is possible that because you have been under a lot of stress for a long time. MBBS is a very tough field and even thoug...  Read Full »

I get frustrated with negative thoughts and short temper. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I get frustrated even for very small things. I take too much stress before starting some work and thinking that it will not work and also my temper is becoming too high. Whenever I get angry I cannot control myself. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand it must be really hard for you to be in this situation. What you are describing looks like an anxiety disorder. There is nervousness in starting anything new because the mind has negative thoughts which overwhelm you and make you feel it might not wo...  Read Full »

I suddenly lost 25 lbs with abnormal high pulse rates. Is this due to thyroid problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been treated for anxiety disorder for the past eight years. They are now suspecting a thyroid problem. I have lost more than 25 lbs in the last eight weeks which has triggered the doctors to look closer into this. I have elevated anxiety, shaky and unsteady, high pulse rates ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the results which you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it appears to be an absolutely normal thyroid function test results. As your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is within the normal range, your th...  Read Full »

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