Anxiety Signs

Getting anxious from time to time is normal, but if anxiety lasts longer than the situation that triggered it, then it is a sign of anxiety disorder. The characteristic signs of anxiety disorder are worrying excessively, getting worked up, experiencing restlessness, easily fatigued, problems concentrating, excessive irritability, sleep disturbances, and signs of phobia.

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How to know if a person has anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, What can someone do to be a supportive ally to a friend, family member, or partner who has anxiety? What are the common signs that your loved one might suffer from anxiety? What are the different ways that anxiety can manifest itself? What are the most typical behaviors or symptoms? What...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To become a supportive ally to a family member or friend partner who has anxiety, one has to accept that they have the illness. Anxiety is a psychiatric illness like any other disease or ailment. It should be clear in mind, and this helps to empathize with the patien...  Read Full »

I am always anxious that there are bugs all over my skin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling a lot with feeling like there are bugs on my skin. I am constantly paranoid. I can barely function with all of my anxiety. But I have started to realize that I have an issue because my scalp is covered in scars and cuts from scratching. I have been checked for li...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bugs-like feelings on the skin could be occurring due to severe anxiety or stress. But before that, any dermatological causes should be ruled out. This could be due to some drugs too. If you have been taking alcohol for a long, then that could be the reason. Ta...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for tightness in the head, chest, and abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sensations of tightening in my head, face, chest, and abdomen on and off several times a day. I had them last week and it lasted a couple of days and went away for a week until now. Today, I have them more. It is like a light contraction feeling that lasts for a few minutes.  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A tightening sensation requires a little more description. It is difficult to comment upon without more information. Are you going through any stress. There cannot be a single neurological cause for your symptoms. Most likely it is benign. So do not worry. But, if y...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from autism and has been throwing tantrums recently. What can I do to calm him?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is nearing his 20s and suffering from autism from birth. His hearing got impaired, and he has a cochlear implant. Autism was detected later. He does all his daily chores by himself. No other physical disability is present. However, he repeats sentences 40 to 50 times, and we have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.He has been diagnosed with autism and is given tablet Risperidone to control his behavioral issues. However, if his anxiety persists, I think he should be given some drugs to control anxiety.I suggest you take (consult with a specialist doctor...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable for a person with an anxiety disorder to drink occasionally?

Query: Hi doctor, I have anxiety and panic disorder for the past five years, for which I was taking antidepressants. I have stopped taking antidepressants for more than eight months as I started feeling well. I drink alcohol occasionally. Is there any chance of anxiety disorder relapsing? Can I drink occas...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you do not have any symptoms even after stopping the medicines eight months back. There is always a chance that panic disorder and anxiety relapse. So you have to be careful and watchful that if any previous symptoms reappear or any new symptoms arise, ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for hearing very minute sounds in a quiet room?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and my hearing is good, Is it fine to hear little sound in a quiet room? Can there be a sound of our brain or blood flow?Are these idle mind's thoughts?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a cold or a cough or any ringing in ears? You should get your ears examined first. The doctor will tell you if you need to get audiometry and tympanometry. Revert with more information to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-docto...  Read Full »

How to come out of the frequent intrusive thoughts and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from anxiety, panic disorder, and perhaps OCD as well (but I have not been diagnosed with that yet) since I was 11. However, I had been completely anxiety-free for about four or five years until three months back, when I got a horrible panic attack that started it...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears to be ruminations. Following differentials are likely: Health anxiety disorder. Hypochondriasis. OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It is unlikely to be psychosis, as you are well aware of the absurdity of these thoughts. But a confirm...  Read Full »

How to get rid of anxiety, anticipation, and negative thoughts and improve focus?

Query: Hello doctor, My thoughts are always racing, and I cannot focus. I am always worried, and I think for the worse. I get emotional over things which happened in the past, every day. I have gained 20 lbs over the past year. I stress about going for trips or gatherings in advance, but in the end, I alwa...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You have a problem with racing thoughts and always think worse. If these thoughts are unwanted, dominating, and are resulting in distress, then that could be due to anxiety or possibly these could be obsessive thoughts. These thoughts ar...  Read Full »

Can hearing sounds and visualizing the movement of certain things in empty room be a symptom of anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, When I am in a quiet room and concentrate sometimes I hear very low sound in my ear. I have observed that this is the same sound we get when we cover our ears with finger or hand. I thought it was because of wax build-up, so I got many ear tests done, which all came back normal. Is th...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is quite common for individuals with anxiety. Probably, this might be an early manifestation of an anxiety neurosis. Do not be in a negative mood with what I said. At this stage, it is easy to manipulate it by proper counseling by a senior psychiatrist. Do not worry...  Read Full »

What is the cause for lower pelvic pain with numbness and tingling of the same side leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having some pelvic pain in the lower left side for a couple of weeks. I went to the doctor, and he said everything looked fine. So, I thought maybe it is a muscle strain in the groin area. Today two hours back, I was sitting on the floor for 20 to 30 minutes, and my entire...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to evaluate stroke with such description. This could be an anxiety attack, but ruling out stroke is utmost important. In such a case, I would recommend you to go to a nearby ER and get evaluated clinically. If they find any evidence of stroke, they will get your...  Read Full »

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