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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How to overcome social anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I searched the symptoms of social anxiety online and I think I have it. I am a student and it has been affecting my daily life, especially my school life. I struggle to have new friends and do tasks that require social interaction like class presentations. I tried changing my behavior, t...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello. Thank you for your query This is very common and about 10-15 percent of people have this problem. It is also very easily treatable. You will need to visit a psychiatrist and he will prescribe you SSRI type of medicines (such as escitalopram 10mg, or fluoxetine 20mg etc.) which will help ...  Read Full »

How to control obsessive thought?

Query: Hi. I am 20 years old, and a student. I am currently having obsessive thoughts and I find it hard to control the thoughts. I have fears and getting anxious that something might happen to me yet, I am trying to convince myself to not to. But then again, i've been seeking for help from psychiatrists t...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Psychiatrist

Answer: hello, I can understand that you are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and having distressing obsessive thoughts. OCD is quite resistant illness which involve serotonin a kind of chemical in the brain. we generally prescribe antidepressants to increase level of serotonin in the brain. a...  Read Full »

Can OCD cause repeated image popping in mind?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am scared of turning into a gay or homosexual. In the past, I had senseless and intrusive images popping in my head that I am kissing a guy whenever I used to be with my male friends. I never felt an attraction towards any guy. It happened six years before, but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After analyzing your current complaint and taking into consideration your previous history, I am of the opinion that your current symptom is also a symptom of Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). An obsession is an automatic, repetitive, intrusive and senseless thought...  Read Full »

How to come out of feeling depressed about my health?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed to have IBS with diarrhea. I also have chronic low back pain. I am now depressed by thinking so much about my diseases. Now, I have no interest in any work and also not happy. When my boss or other coworker say something about any work, I am getting tense. Also, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Roshan Bhad

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you already mentioned that you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, in this condition you must understand that it is a chronic condition. IBS requires both medications and psychotherapy for better management of the problem. Since, you are also having depressiv...  Read Full »

What are the signs of a neurological disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I am suffering with the below symptoms which feels like a disorder. I have this disorder running in my family. A few of my paternal uncles also have them, but in a mild form. I had these symptoms since childhood, but it was very mild at that time. I had ignored th...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. All the symptoms you have mentioned are consistent with agoraphobia with anxiety. This is very likely to be a structural problem in your brain. All you need is proper practice and you can be normal within ...  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

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I have an intention of doing same thing repeatedly many times?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have a counting disorder. Whenever I do certain work I do not know from where this feeling comes to me that I have to do that same thing several times until I get satisfied. For example, whenever I pick a book then I have to pick that book four or more times and sometimes 20 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your problem. Let me try to explain your problem in detail. What you are describing is called obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A person suffering OCD has repetitive thoughts that are beyond control. For example in your case, it is this feel...  Read Full »

Both my kids are having depression. Is it genetic illness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of two children. My daughter at the age of 21 started showing signs of depression. She had to drop from university. After six years of struggle and treatment, she is on her way to recovery. But even now she gets panic attacks and feels depressed and is unable to handle str...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have asked a very pertinent question. As a parent, I can understand your quest for answers for your children's illness and treatment. Depression is usually caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. If there is a positive family history, a pe...  Read Full »

Why do I feel hopeless?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having feelings such as hopelessness, nervousness and shortness of breath. My ECG and lipids are fine and my physician advised no problem with my heart and breath. He says it is due to depression and anxiety. I have some vertigo. Sometimes I feel less control over my body, restles...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. You are suffering from depression and anxiety as per your doctor. If you are not seeing any improvement with these drugs then you can ask for increase in dose or consider switching to another class of drug after consultatio...  Read Full »

How are BPD, depression, and anxiety treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently seeking help and I do not know how to go about it. I am a 17 year old ex-mental patient. I stayed in rehabilitation center multiple times and due to it causing health problems. I have been off all medicines for the past three months. It went out of hand now with my paran...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that you are facing many issues at the moment. It must be very difficult for you to deal with all these at once and you are still holding on bravely. It is certainly very courageous of you. As you are seeing and hearing things and you have mentioned that you are ...  Read Full »

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