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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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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 »

How to control obsessive thought?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20 years old. Currently, I am having obsessive thoughts and I find it hard to control the thoughts. I have fears and getting anxious that something might happen to me. But I am trying to convince myself. I am seeking help from a psychiatrist to know more about my condition. I have ear...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and so you are having distressing obsessive thoughts. OCD is a quite resistant illness that involves serotonin. It is a kind of chemical produced in the brain. Usually, antidepressants are taken to increase the ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. I have mental health issues. Here in my country, there is no priority to this problem. Rather they just see it as an illness, and they think I am going crazy. I honestly think I might be. I have been trying hard to ignore my feeling and honestly, think that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understood what you are going through. But you should appreciate yourself for finding the strength to be able to ask for help. That is half the battle. Depression can be handled in two ways: 1. Medicine, for that, you will have to consult a psychiatrist becau...  Read Full »

I am suffering from social anxiety. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am pretty sure I have social anxiety. I do not know how to explain what I feel, but basically, everywhere I go, I feel like people are judging me, and I am so self-conscious. I do not fit in anywhere. I do not have any friends because I cannot bring myself to start conversations. I f...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Symptoms like low mood, loss of energy, poor confidence, poor self-esteem, and anhedonia are symptoms of depression. I want to suggest you visit a psychiatrist for proper treatment. Counseling like CBT (cognitive beha...  Read Full »

I am suffering from stress and repeated episodes of anxiety with muscle twitching. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,For the last year or so, I have been dealing with anxiety. It started with a panic attack, and I have dealt with anxiety in the past. Most recently, I did not feel anxious or have had panic attacks for the last six months. As of the previous two weeks, my anxiety seems to be back. Also,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anxiety relapse can be due to physiological, biological, or sociological triggers. The symptoms you described are due to anxiety, and you need to know why you are getting it in the first place. Stress is a reason, but why are you not able to cope with the stress? Wha...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) for years. I just turned 18 years old. I would say my height is around 5.6 feet, and I weigh around 143 pounds (but currently trying hard to lose weight). I cannot stop washing my hands. For example, when I start washing my h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of psychiatric issue caused to an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin control our mood, thoughts, and behavior. The imbalance of these neurotransmitters can be balanced throug...  Read Full »

My wife was diagnosed with OCD and has anxiety about hearing negative things. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been married for the last one and a half years. My wife suffers from OCD. She does not want to hear any negative thing and especially if she negatively discusses sleep. Now she gets anxious when sleeping is discussed. This has occurred because of my telling lies to her about cert...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to make it clear that telling lies does not cause OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Therefore, stop blaming yourself for it. It is possible that it was observed after the said inci...  Read Full »

I have serious anger issues. How to cope with anger issues? Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have serious anger issues, and I cannot think positively. My mind is filled with negative thoughts, and I end up hurting people who are close to me. How to cope with anger issues? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Anger is a natural human emotion, but sometimes it can destroy our relationships. Therefore, I suggest you follow few instructions; Learn techniques that relax you and help you control your reaction when you are angry. Work on your subconsci...  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

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 person i...  Read Full »

I am on Celexa and Xanax for OCD, but there is no improvement. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male who has suffered from OCD for the majority of my life. My psychiatrist has changed Celexa to 40 mg, and I am taking this dose for two months now. I have a feeling of mania, anxiety and I am unable to deal with it. I also feel impulsive, and sometimes I feel great, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention about your OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) symptoms. Please say about the type of obsessions and compulsions you have. You can take tablet Prozac (Fluoxetine) 20 mg for a week and gradually increase it to 40 mg. Prozac helps for OCD as well as for imp...  Read Full »

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