Having stress or anxiety due to exams are known as exam anxiety. Having excess pressure against exams affects the performance of a person. The symptoms are excessive sweating, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and shortness of breath. It is managed by following specific strategies. Learning previously, establishing a consistent pretest routine, following some relaxation techniques, and exercising can help overcome stress and anxiety due to exams.
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How to approach my exam anxiety?
Query: Hi doctor, I am tensed about my board exams that are approaching. I have much fear and stress. I can understand whatever my teacher teaches. But after some time, I forget everything. I can understand my theoretical questions. But I am unable to express them in words. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You lack confidence and self-esteem. Do not get stressed. It is one of the exams you are going to approach. You should make a schedule for your reading. You need frequent revision to remember. Do lots of practice that will help you to build confidence. Spend time for so... Read Full »
I am scared of exam failure. How to tackle it?
Query: Hello doctor, I failed around five times in CA final exam. My next exam is in a month time. I have not studied yet because I am so much depressed and demotivated. I am scared of failing this time also. My future is dark. Mentally, I am very much stressed which leads to the symptoms of high blood ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Success and failure are part of life, but we should keep trying. When we are down only way is up. I know it is easier said than done but you have to keep trying, and persistence is the only key to success. Here are a few steps that can help you.Do meditation daily for ... Read Full »
I am a student suffering from OCD; despite taking medicines I have not recovered fully. Please help
Query: Hello doctor, I am a student suffering from OCD. I am taking medicines since last year for the same. I got little relief so far, but there is repetition of thoughts and patterns of something. I am not able to concentrate properly while studying. So it is taking a lot of time to read even one page du... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) symptoms can appear to be stronger when you feel stressed and work hard. But it can be effectively managed by appropriate medication, following CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) strategies, and relaxati... Read Full »
I am in a state of depression after failing the exam. How to get over it?
Query: Hi doctor, After I failed the entrance exam, I was depressed. Now I cannot come out of anxiety and lost my confidence completely, and I cannot concentrate on my studies. I know what I am doing is wrong, and others are right, and when I see someone studying more than me, I get very depressed. As a r... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from the Psychiatrist. You should take break from your routine and take at least three to five days of break from your study. Another important thing is not to compare yourself with others, and it is like you are insulting yourself. Try to fin... Read Full »
My 15 year old son shows a lot of anger and aggressiveness. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, My 15 year old son is showing a lot of anger and aggressiveness. Please see his attached files for the details. I want your second opinion. I need your opinion on the possible treatment of my son to reduce his extreme angriness, lack of patience, and restlessness. His exams are around... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know a more detailed history of your son: Since when is he having such behavior? You also mentioned that he is very sincere about his study, and his behavior is... Read Full »
I am a medical aspirant and I am scared that I will fail in my medical entrance exams. How can I overcome this fear?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a medical aspirant and I have my medical entrance exam after three days. I want you to tell me how I can fall ill because I am scared and want to avoid this exam. I do not want to disappoint my parents. I aim to be a doctor, but I need one more year. I will try my best this year a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you should stop getting worried. Just give your exam and learn from your failure. If you score less or fail, ask your parents to give you one more year or the last chance for exam preparation. Finally, face your situation with courage. To be a doctor, you need ... Read Full »
Can I become an oral surgeon if I am suffering from extensive hand tremors?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a first year BDS student. I have tremors in my hands whenever I apply force or hold an object with some pressure. I want to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontics. Can I become a dentist despite these tremors? Can the tremors be reduced? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for tremors, during student life it is very common because of anxiety and tension. It can also be due to abnormal thyroid level or hypoglycemia. First of all, try to reduce your anxiety or tension and get a proper medical checkup including, ECG (elec... Read Full »
My son is afraid of his final exam. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 22 years old and doing final year college. He used to be good at studies. During his first year college, he was in love with a girl and that was a one side affair. So, he became depressed. He was diagnosed with acute psychosis and treated with Divalproex sodium and Olanzapine.... Read Full »
Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the situation that you and your son are in and you have my sympathies for the same. If worry and exam anxiety are the main issues currently, then he can be given tablet Trika SR (Alprazolam) 0.5 mg in the morning daily. This can be given till his... Read Full »
How to manage my irritability due to no concentration on my studies during board exams?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having 0% concentration in my studies. My board exams are going on, I have become too irritable. I am also able to make myself happy again but the stress of studying is bothering me as I cannot concentrate. Also, I am motivating myself but still, I cannot. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Board exams are indeed stressful for every student and especially with this huge coronavirus scare thats going on, it is even worse I am sure. Although, now that your board exams have been suspended for the next 10 days, you may breathe a sigh of relief. I can still ... Read Full »
Why do I get excess sleep, and short breath during exams?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old male from India. At this time my exams are going on so I cannot visit any doctor. Kindly help me. I am feeling some health problem symptoms for about a week like excess sleep, short breath. When I lie down on the bed it get worse some times. I have a feeling of ru... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, from the information it appears you have an acute stress reaction. But I need more data before reaching that conclusion as you are experiencing breathing problems on lying down and blood in your stools. Did you experience similar symptoms in the past? Do you ha... Read Full »