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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy, which uses talk therapy to treat mental illness and emotional problems by changing the thought process. It is commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, depression, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), panic disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

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I am concerned about video game addiction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about video game addiction and its potential impact. Can you provide insights into the signs and symptoms of video game addiction, as well as the possible consequences on mental health and overall well-being? Additionally, what strategies or interventions are available for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Video game addiction, also known as gaming disorder, is characterized by excessive and compulsive gaming habits that lead to significant distress and impairment in various areas of life. Here are some signs and symptoms: Preoccupation with ...  Read Full »

Is cognitive behavior therapy better than hypnotics for insomnia?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old male. I have been having trouble sleeping lately, and it is affecting my day-to-day life. I have heard about cognitive behavioral therapy and its use in treating insomnia. Can you please explain how this treatment option works and whether it is better than using sedative...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am here to help you understand cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and compare it with sedative-hypnotics. I will also discuss sleep apnea, how to identify it, and potential solutions. CBT-I is a type o...  Read Full »

Can anxiety disorder get aggravated during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years of age and 37 weeks pregnant with my first baby, (have had two miscarriages in the past) and I am experiencing a relapse of severe anxiety from past three months. I developed this problem out of nowhere. Three years back (got married two years back), I consulted a psychi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that what you are experiencing is not manageable with anybody. It has been observed in many studies that any anxiety disorders have a high chance of relapse during pregnancy. First I would like to tell you that medications are not that bad. They have the ri...  Read Full »

I suffer from insomnia. Can CBT or hypnotic medicines help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with insomnia and sleep-related problems, and I am looking into treatment options. Could you please explain cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as a treatment method and how it differs from hypnotic medications? Also, how does sleep apnea contribute to...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel glad that you reached out to us. Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing non-restorative sleep. It leads to daytime fatigue and impairment in functioning. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia...  Read Full »

I think I have PTSD as I am unable to stop overthinking. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am not diagnosed with depression or on medication, but I think I have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) because I am unable to stop overthinking about it as if I have too much health anxiety or concern. I am unable to keep still in one place. I get tensed and easily triggered by co...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read the information you have given, and I understood what you have been going through, and I would like to help you out. According to the details you have provided, it looks like you are suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, which needs to be treated at the e...  Read Full »

How to deal with extreme stress and depression due to relationship issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from extreme stress and depression. I had a relationship for six years which was extremely deep, and it broke all of a sudden, and it leads to extreme depression and suicide attempts. After two years, I got recovered and then I started another relationship in which I wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can imagine how difficult it might be. You are having adjustment issues, trust issues on the surface. Secondly, there also might be cognitive distortions that are making you feel vulnerable and having frequent fights. There also might be self-esteem issues that are...  Read Full »

Is cognitive behavioral therapy helpful for ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a friend, 22 years old, who has been struggling with anxiety lately. When he was a kid, he had ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and went through some therapies for it. Now, he is dealing with anxiety disorder, and it is really getting to him. I have heard about c...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for seeking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and your friend's problem. You are a good person who tries to help your friend. It is understandable to have concerns about whether cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) would be suitable f...  Read Full »

I am obsessed with cleaning and organizing. Could this be OCD?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing something I do not quite understand. I find myself constantly cleaning and organizing things at home, even when I am tired. It is like I cannot rest until everything is clean and tidy. I have become obsessed with cleanliness, and I often find myself forcing everyone a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query. I understand your situation, and it sounds like you may be dealing with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). It is essential to seek treatment to improve your condition. There are non-pharmacological management strategies that you can try to help cop...  Read Full »

How to get rid of online casino and betting game addiction?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel that I am addicted to online casino games and betting sites. I have a gambling problem and I want to quit gambling. I lost a huge amount in gambling during my whole life. I want to quit gambling. What can I do please tell me. I am tired now. I am feeling depressed and sad. I am n...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Accepting the thing that this is your concern, is the first step towards recovery. You have realized that online games and betting sites are a problem for you. Otherwise, many people stays in denial and do not accept that they have a problem. This type of behavior add...  Read Full »

I developed PTSD due to childhood trauma. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a history of childhood trauma and suspect it may be affecting my mental health. Can you provide insights into the connection between childhood trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as potential psychological approaches or therapies based on my unique experienc...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I can understand your problem and situation. Childhood trauma can indeed have a significant impact on mental health, and it is not uncommon for individuals who have experienced trauma to develop conditions like ...  Read Full »

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