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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I have social anxiety, depression, and a feeling of fear. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I get socially anxious and do not feel right. A feeling of fear and anxiety, and depression all within me. I am unable to concentrate. Even if I try to do meditation, I feel as if my head will burst with the thoughts running through my mind. I can not help it. I try to be normal but do n... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Social anxiety is one of the commonest types of anxiety disorder. However, it is usually managed and treated very well. At times anxiety becomes severe and can result in panic attacks. You may be suffering from the same. These problems can be due to hormonal issues or... Read Full »
I am very disorganized and forget things easily. Is it due to ADD or anxiety?
Query: Hi doctor, I have never done this kind of thing before so let me just start from the beginning. I am a female, 18 years old. I started ADD medication in 8th grade. Then I fell into depression and had severe anxiety which I believe the ADD medications had a big contribution to, so I went on antidepr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right. People misinterpret anxiety as ADD. First thing is that anxiety disorders are much more common than ADD in the adult population. Adult ADD is usually the residual or continuation of childhood ADD. So, if you did not have childhood ADD then there is ... Read Full »
How to overcome anxiety that disturbs my daily life?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 14 years old. I usually experience these symptoms in my daily life. I have a habit of worrying more about things that ordinary people will not worry about it. I easily get traumatized. There was a minor earthquake in the midnight a couple of weeks ago. Now, whenever I sit, my mind s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from anxiety disorder (may be a generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder or both, a specific diagnosis can be made after detailed discussion). Some anxious personality traits are developing in you. The people with this type of problems are... Read Full »
I was prescribed Zoloft for anxiety. Will it help me?
Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from anxiety, and I was never diagnosed with any other mental health problems before. I am not taking medication for anxiety due to fear of drugs. My family members present on my maternal side have a generalized anxiety disorder. Recently, my anxiety became high due to some per... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. Anxiety disorders are common psychiatric disorders with significant prevalence in the general population. Yes, Zoloft (Sertraline) will help you to beat anxiety, and the thoughts of killing your son come under an obsessive fear, which is... Read Full »
How can I come out of glossophobia?
Query: Hi doctor, My problem is killing me. I have low self-esteem with glossophobia whenever I talk in public. I have a hideous feeling whenever I contact people. It is damaging me to the core. I want to come out of it. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Anxiety problems are very crippling. They stop you from doing things which you can do, and they reduce your career growth. It is very distressing to see ourselves in that condition. We have treatment for all the types of anxiety disorder. ... Read Full »