Breathing Exercises

Improper breathing can disturb the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in the body and might contribute to anxiety, stress, and other disturbances. Breathing exercises can be useful in reducing and managing stress. It also helps people with chronic lung diseases like asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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Have doing Ph.D, unable to concentrate on my thesis and am fatigued. What should i do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a Ph.D. student. I am struggling to write my thesis. I am trying hard to get it done and have progressed only little since many months. I am all time anxiety driven and I feel fatigue. Every day, I start with a hope to make progress but cannot take a single step. I lie on the bed,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the available description, it appears that there is a primary anxiety disorder associated with amotivation. Other symptoms such as fatigue, loss of interest in activities which require consistent attention and concentration, lethargy, excusing yourself, spending...  Read Full »

Why did I get a panic attack after smoking Marijuana?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I decided to smoke marijuana with some friends, as I have several times before. Everything was going as usual, but when I took the second drag, I instantly had a panic attack. I decided to go to my room to try to wait it out, and after a while, the high went away, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Substance-induced anxiety disorder seems unlikely here as one month had passed since you last smoked and the intensity of symptoms also goes against it. In my opinion, you should first go with non-pharmacological methods like Practice relaxation techniques like b...  Read Full »

How to control anger?

Query: Hi doctor, I have anger management issues and I am physically abusive in my relationship. I do not know how to control this and really need professional help. I cannot live without my girlfriend. I love her so much. Am I supposed to consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist? What am I supposed to do...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are describing sounds like intermittent explosive disorder which is an impulse control disorder. In it, there are explosive anger outbursts during which your anger makes you do and utter things which you repent after the episode. It is treated with medicines...  Read Full »

I often get angry. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I cannot control my emotions. In certain situations, I easily get angry and irritated. I also start blaming the other person for the mistake. I take everything negatively and also speak in a negative way. I do not have patience during that time. Please give me...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an intermittent explosive disorder which is an impulse control disorder. In this, there is an explosive anger outburst during which your anger makes you do and utter things like blaming others, which you regret after the episode. Most pat...  Read Full »

What is the solution for segmented sleep?

Query: Hi doctor,What is the solution for segmented sleep? How to get rid of this?  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment depends on the cause of segmented sleep. If it is due to mood disorder like depression or hypomania or anxiety, then treatment of the underlying condition will correct the segmented sleep as well. If it is due to disturbed sleep - wake cycle li...  Read Full »

I have tightness and pressure on the chest. How to overcome that naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest tightness and pressure in the chest, some steep pain in the ribs, and stiffness in the upper back, and sometimes I feel pain in that stiffness. How do I overcome it naturally?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although we discussed in detail about various steps required to control anxiety and its associated symptoms, it seems from the current post that you are not able to have proper control despite having consistent efforts. At this stage, I will request you consider the fo...  Read Full »

I often end up saying things which I do not mean to. How do I avoid this?

Query: Hi doctor, I often end up saying things which I do not want to, especially with my friends, Later it takes a toll on me. I am fine with the regrets, but I am not able to learn from my regrets. Each time, I decide not to say certain things before I meet or speak to my friend, but eventually, end up s...  Read Full »


Dr. Lisa Barros Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand how you feel about it. Firstly, you should focus on changing how you react. So, on those lines, firstly, my advice to you is to keep a book to pen down your thoughts daily, especially when you say something you regret. Make three columns with a)Your reac...  Read Full »

What causes flattening of the diaphragm?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 52 years old. He has never smoked and is currently training for a half marathon. He is very fit. For a couple of years, he is suffering from mild asthma and using Ventolin inhaler. For the past few months, he is suffering from chronic cough and that sounds like an asthmatic ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your husband's x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows stable hyperinflation. It means his lungs are over distended (mildly) with air. This is the result of his asthma. More than asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is ...  Read Full »

I have been having problems where I overthink what reality is. Kindly help me with this.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having problems where I overthink what reality is. Sometimes, once a day, when I am not distracted, and my thoughts wander, I think about what existence is and what is happening around me. For example, how people are, and I concentrate on my vision and what I see as a pictu...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. People with a high emotional quotient and naturally more spiritual tend to lean towards imaginative thinking. What you are having are existential questions normal for your age, but the overthinking part are automati...  Read Full »

How can I get through depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been depressed since a few months and I want it to end. I am really tired of it and I feel like I am a failure. How can I get through depression?  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, treatment is possible. Daily excercise and a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids is known to help. Share your feelings with family and close friends as sharing helps a lot. Meditation daily for at least half an hour in the morning h...  Read Full »

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