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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Do persistent negative, repetitive, and scary thoughts indicate mental disorder?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having repeated thoughts in my head from the last four months. This problem started at the age of 13, but on a periodic basis like three to six months. After that, it becomes normal. When I am in this phase, I have scary thoughts, feel like mind is racing, have wavering thoughts a...  Read Full »


Dr. Lisa Barros Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I wish to ask a few questions about it to clarify things. After how long does this episode recur? What is the content of your thoughts? Examples would be better. During the episodes: a) Do you get normal or less sleep? b) Do you feel very happy or angry? c) Do you lik...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest me some breathing exercises that can be done during work-out?

Query: Hello doctor, I have started exercising at the gymnasium recently. I do not know how to exhale and inhale while doing workouts. Can you please suggest me on this?  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, the process of inhalation and exhalation is a normal physiological process performed by our body at a subconscious level. When you are sleeping, you are not breathing voluntarily, it is your body which is performing inhalation and exhal...  Read Full »

I get paranoid and scared when I am alone in a dark room. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, If my wife sleeps before me, I get paranoid and then cannot sleep till morning. I am generally paranoid when I am alone or in dark, otherwise. everything is normal with me. When I was a kid around 6 years old, I was attacked by a relative who was supposed to be possessed by a ghost. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best option is to consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in-person, for a detailed evaluation. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can then be used for treatment. Practice relaxation techniques like breathing exercises daily. PMR (progressive muscle ...  Read Full »

I suffer from self-harming behavior. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from self-harming behavior. Whenever I feel emotional, I am doing it without my knowledge. It happens all the time. I am very scared to go and meet a doctor, so I diced to come here. I am just confused. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Certain things that will help you are instead of self-harm express your emotions through painting or writing down. Practice relaxation techniques like breathing exercise and yoga. Whenever you feel like harming yourself, please take a hot shower or listen to mus...  Read Full »

How to control anger and aggression due to parental pressures?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to overcome the past experiences I have faced due to an orthodox family background. I am trying to compete in this big IT sector in a rat race but even after trying my best, I am not content, happy and satisfied. I have quite literally fought a battle with my family to g...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to mention that sometimes you do not have control over the situations and what others do but what matters is how you cope with it. You are trying and only that matters. Regarding in-person consultation, you have to visit a nearby psychiatrist as a...  Read Full »

Why am I having difficulty in uttering certain words?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a difficulty in pronouncing words that start with a vowel, for example, 'experience' or 'academic'. Whether the word is in the starting or the middle of the sentence, there is always a difficulty. It has been around two and a half years since the problem began. I have to take a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can try to practice the stomach breathing techniques. Try pronouncing each and every vowel in an exaggerated way. For example, continuously say 'Aaaaaaa' for 15 seconds and so on for each vowel sound, you have trouble speaking. I suggest you consult a speech therap...  Read Full »

I am depressed and restless as my parents are separating. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have weird restlessness these days, and I do not feel like smiling. Whenever I close my eyes, I feel like smashing something to let out my anger. I do not even know if I should be angry about things that I am worried about. I do not know if they are worth it, but it affects me, and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By the history provided, it can be discerned that you are currently experiencing what can be termed as an adjustment disorder, which is a very common occurrence after a person experiences a stressful situation such as the one you are going through with your parents. One p...  Read Full »

How to overcome depression presenting with anger?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like I need help with depression and anger. I am a single mom and constantly feel irritated mostly with myself. I cannot seem to be able to do the simplest tasks. It is an effort to get up, to shower, and to get dressed. The only reason I do it is because I am a mom. I feel so guil...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhamankar Amit Shivraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand how difficult it is to struggle every day with yourself, to fight the anger and depression within you. I have treated many patients who go through this trauma every day. My advice for you would be, try taking the following. Tablet Tryptomer (Amitriptyline) 10...  Read Full »

I am having nightmares at night. How to stop having it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have nightmares in the night. How can you help me not have them?  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Nightmare in adults can be due to various reasons. The most common of them being not having a good sleep.Practice sleep hygiene such as sleeping and waking up at the regular time, avoiding caffeinated drinks for at least 8 hours before sleep, avoid using television, mobi...  Read Full »

I am not able to breathe and losing control of myself. Do I need to visit ER?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My weight is about 310 to 315 lbs. My height is 5'7". I am in need to know if I am crazy or need to go to the ER. I have for some time now been having these sorts of attacks. I could not breathe, feel extremely hot and break in sweats. My chest is tight. My eyes...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhamankar Amit Shivraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It all seems to be an acute panic attack or acute anxiety attack. You need to distress yourself. Lifestyle modification will suit you better like meditation, yoga, aerobics, zumba, and breathing exercise. Still, if the symptoms are distressing, then I suggest you the fo...  Read Full »

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