Anxiety is accompanied by fear, increased heart rate, sweating, and heavy breathing. It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. But, when the feeling of worry does not go away and gets worse with time, it requires to be treated.

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I am experiencing severe anxiety at the thought of my ex being with another girl. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting terrible anxiety at the thought of my ex moving on and the fact that it has been six months since we spoke. Why do I get constant images of him having sex with a girl and getting married, and why does this make me want to kill myself? How can I get myself out of these feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I feel that your history is very short of understanding because you have mentioned that you are already on a mood stabilizer (Lamotrigine) and antidepressant (Mirtazapine) for the treatment of bipolar disorder, which is a mood disorder in ...  Read Full »

Should I continue taking Sizodon for my cannabis-related anxiety and emotional breakdown?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with severe emotional breakdown four years ago for which I am taking Sizodon. I used to discontinue the medicines often and never completed the complete course. Off late, I again started smoking some cannabis on a regular basis. I got a panic attack while smoking. My he...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sizadone is the risperidone group which is an antipsychotic drug, used to control psychotic symptoms or some behavioral symptoms. Your history does not reflect any proper diagnosis which was made four years back and called a "severe emotional breakdown" you need to tel...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing anxiety which is gradually turning into depression. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from anxiety issues because of a deep personal loss in my life. Gradually, I am going into depression. I have a sudden existential crisis. How can I improve myself? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I am sorry for your loss. There are two types of stressors in life, controllable and uncontrollable. One cannot do anything about uncontrollable stress factors like someone's death, but one can work on controlla...  Read Full »

I have a severe anger management problem and feel miserable afterwards. How can I overcome this issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a severe anger management problem. Sometimes I love my friends; sometimes, I hate them. I binge eat, drink vinegar, and hit myself many times when I make mistakes or overeat. I feel sad when it rains and cry in the middle of the night. I tend to regret what I have done. I hate s...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I can understand the pain you are experiencing now. This reflects the symptoms of depression and anxiety, but a few things need to know is any past events that happened to you during your childhood or adolescent time or any current issue like...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take 20 mg of Citalopram with 10 mg of Amitriptyline?

Query: Hello doctor, I currently am taking 20 mg of Citalopram (which I take in the morning, used for my anxiety) but recently my doctor prescribed me 10 mg of Amitriptyline (which I have not taken yet and it is used for sleeping). Anyways, what I wanted to ask was is it okay to take the 20 mg of Citalopr...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you are right in this regard but clinically it is proven to give if patient's symptoms are resistant on medication but there are few options to try before prescribing this, and for sleep to prescribe Noncrystalline is not suitable decision, rather you can have M...  Read Full »

I am having depression and anxiety due to my husband's behavior. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from total depression and anxiety. I am 28 years old and married. Also six months pregnant. I have always felt that I and my partner are not compatible, I do not connect with him. Ours is a love marriage, but I never felt the love and care one should feel in such a relat...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to See at this time where you have to think for only yourself and to care for your pregnancy, at this time cannot do much rather than taking maximum care and getting yourself busy in daily work and go out to find some little things for your upcoming baby and have good slee...  Read Full »

I have fear of talking with people due to my difficult childhood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old male, the youngest of my other five siblings. All through my childhood years up to the age of 20, my parents and other four of my siblings were exposed to a very angry behavior of my elder brother, the oldest of my siblings. The age gap between him and me is 15 years d...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After I read your history that you had a very difficult past, for your brother who is schizophrenic patient, who need proper treatment and if unable to manage, he needs institutional care. As far as your history is concerned which shows depression and anxiety, can you m...  Read Full »

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