I am having anxiety issues after my father's demise. Kindly help.

Q. What could be the reason for the anxiety issues after my father's demise?

Answered by
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 23, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had numbness after my father's death. It has been two years since then. There was also a decline in cognitive capability. The brain gets easily drained and stops to think after a certain time in an exam. Old memories are blurry. There is huge resistance to thinking about something with a lack of satisfaction in anything. I also have generalized anxiety. Sometimes I feel highly grateful and the opposite of other days. Not, even a day goes by without anxiety and worry.

Kindly help.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. There is a non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you.

  1. You should regularly exercise for 30 to 45 minutes like going for a walk. It will uplift your mood.
  2. You should do meditation for 20 minutes daily, just sit in one place in a comfortable position and try to concentrate on your normal breathing. Do not stop or force yourself to stop your thoughts, just let them be. It will help you to relax.
  3. You should eat healthy home-cooked foods, and avoid junk foods.
  4. You must drink enough water.
  5. You should spend quality time with friends and family daily.
  6. You should spend time on creative hobbies like reading good books, writing journals, painting, drawing, and learning new skills or language or musical instruments.
  7. You should take seven to eight hours of enough sleep daily.
  8. You must avoid tobacco or alcohol or any substance abuse.
  9. Live your life, do not just spend it. Be bold and confident.

Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications after their consent.

You should start a tablet of Escitalopram 10 mg daily in the morning after breakfast.

Kindly follow-up with the following blood reports:

  1. CBC (complete blood count).
  2. Thyroid profile.
  3. Vitamin B12.
  4. Vitamin D3.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Investigations to be done:


thyroid profile

Vitamin B12

vitamin D3

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