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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Why is my daughter suffering from GAD become resistant to Celexa?

Query: Hi doctor, My 12 year old girl has been on Celexa from the age of seven years for GAD. She has been on 20 mg for the past three years. It has worked well for the anxiety and mood regulation. She has been irritable and angry with some depression for the past six months. Would you think we should loo...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the question. Generalized anxiety disorder is a simple anxiety disorder which is very easy to treat with medicines if it is combined with psychotherapy and progressive counseling. Medicines alone cannot cure it. Celexa (Citalopram) used to help her in anxie...  Read Full »

I experience episodes of anxiety every three years or so. Is it due to my medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, About every three years or so, I experience what I call an 'episode' where anxiety comes over me very quickly and I focus and worry about an issue that normally would not bother me. It takes over my mind so that it is all I can think about for weeks. This leads to instant insomnia and...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ciliniq.com. I can understand you well. But, I ask you not to worry as many of my patients who went through anxiety disorder have recovered, thanks to psychotherapy completely. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, wh...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest ways to overcome the fear of vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, I have emetophobia, and I hate falling asleep because I always think I will throw up.  Read Full »


Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fear of vomiting should be tackled step by step. I suggest you avoid places and things you associate with vomiting. Anxiety has a way of fooling you into believing that you are going to vomit when you actually feel only nauseated. You believe it even when it has ne...  Read Full »

How can post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, and I took Lexapro for two months when I was 20 years old. And then quit abruptly, because every time I would sleep for a very long time without dreaming, and also wake up feeling bad. It has been three years now, and my sexual functioning and libido have gone...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding your symptoms and side effects of the medications. The symptoms you mentioned above are showing that you are suffering from dysthymia and moderate depression. Depression itself is a cause of poor sexual drive. Lexapro tha...  Read Full »

I feel like a loser who is good for nothing. Please guide me on what to do.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I am currently studying civil engineering. I feel like a total loser all the time. I do not only feel, but it is also true that I am good at nothing. I do not know how to make good friends. I do not have any talent. I do not study well, and I failed in many subje...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the question. No one is a loser unless he considers himself as a loser. Circumstances could be negative, but the person's perception is the key. Whatever is your behavior today, whatever body language you have today, are all learned from your past experiences 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. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

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 thou...  Read Full »

Is my son missing his classes and assignments a personality issue?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is a college student. He is 21 now. He has depression from about three years and has been seeing a psychiatrist for a while. He has been missing assignments and classes and got put on probation and withdrawal. And, he lies a lot. For instance, he signed a waiver to his college ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rathod Rahul Narayanrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression is now common in 2 % of the children and adolescents. Its cause is not specific, but a combination of multiple factors such as environmental, biological and psychological. Firstly, we have to look for any specific underlying causes for his depression. A...  Read Full »

I have been feeling very low for the past few years. Could it be depression or post-traumatic stress disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I have been feeling low. I feel sad, irritated and angry most of the times. It has been going on and off this way for the past five years. There are certain eating issues too. I do not feel like eating. I do not get hungry. I just eat one meal a day. And som...  Read Full »


Dr. Lisa Barros Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have gone through a lot. From what you have told me, you seem to have had features of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and could be having symptoms of depression and eating disorder. My advice to you would be to personally visit a psychiatrist...  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 »

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 Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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