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 can I lead an everyday life with an avoidant personality disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I recently took an online psychology test and found myself to be a dismissive-avoidant personality type. I took the test because everything is not fine in my life and I want some solution. I am single, and highly educated, managing my own business and live with...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand. You are YOU. At present, your behavior and cognition are the sum total of your past experiences. Your personality seems to be avoidant. If you feel that it is pretty essential to change the personality, we can do it. Understanding the self is key. For any...  Read Full »

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 look...  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 »

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 »

Please suggest ways to overcome anger and resentment towards my aunt.

Query: Hi doctor, I have seen my aunt torturing my mom during my years of growing up from 4 to 21 years. My father died when I was 3, so we had to stay at my maternal grandparent's house. All I remember in my childhood was my mom's suffering, fear of aunt, etc. I hate that aunt so much and we have cut all ...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. Your unconscious mind has certain footprints of what you have suffered in your past and you need to get rid of the negative aspects of it. There will be good and bad. Good incidents will give you pleasant feeling and bad incidents will give ...  Read Full »

Why cannot I think properly?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 48 year old male. My height is 5'6" and I weigh 66 kg. I have light stomach pain always and I have no hunger. I cannot think properly and have no fun in life, feel like mind is tied with rope or something else. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand physical discomfort always affects the thinking capacity and overall mood. We must understand why stomach pain or discomfort happened? Though anxiety is one cause, it is not universal. Is there any chance of indigestion or acidity? What you ate last night...  Read Full »

I lose my temper and my anger is getting increased daily. What is the way to control my anger?

Query: Hello doctor,I always try to control my anger since my childhood days, but for three years, I usually lose my temper and day by day, my anger is increasing like anything. I tried all methods to control my anger, but it does not work. Is there any treatment to control anger?  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anger is an emotion. When anger rises, our animal instinct tries to protect our-self resulting in aggressive behavior. Aggressive behavior happens only when anger goes out of control. Getting angry is fine. But you should make sure that it does not cross the boundary...  Read Full »

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