Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental illness, which causes a person to worry about daily life events with no apparent reasons. People with GAD feel anxious most of the time and are overly concerned about health, family, money, and work. Such people cannot control the feeling of anxiety, even after realizing that their reaction is much more intense than the situation warrants.

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I am suffering from anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description of symptoms is concise and specific, which makes it easy to diagnose your condition. Mental illnesses are broadly classified into neurosis and psychosis. In neurosis, a person does not lose contact with reality and understands that he has a mental iss...  Read Full »

Why do I have strange feelings of being abandoned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety for years now and I got with my boyfriend seven months ago. I have never been so happy, I love him more than anything and we have plans for the future together. But, I would worry every day about him leaving me or finding someone better which I know is stupid ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I read through your question, I find that the worry of being abandoned by your boyfriend is apparent in your thoughts. It may be normal to feel this way to a certain extent. However, this feeling is accompanied by emotional blunting towards him and your family. ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to masturbate to amusing stories?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was little, I sometimes masturbated to amusing stories I heard like a thief being caught and tickled by kids. I do not do that now. However, I remember that. I just want to be a normal guy. Does this mean I am not normal? Did that turn me into an abnormal guy? Any reassurance would...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We humans have all sorts of fantasies which can lead us to be either emotionally or sexually excited. During childhood we may have developed obsessions with certain things or scenarios. They can seem unusual or abnormal to us when we grow up. Your fascination with sto...  Read Full »

How to deal with suicidal thought and fear of death while driving?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I am having suicidal thoughts and not able to get into a parking space. I am a new driver, and I am scared that I will die while driving. I also feel like I am low than other people. I am having this problem for a several years. I have OCD, depression, and genera...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You appear to be less confident and excessively worried about driving. Many young drivers feel the same, but you appear to be more affected by anxiety related to driving and parking. Always remember that you will get better with experience. Try to drive at a slow pace...  Read Full »

My pupils are uneven. What could cause anisocoria?

Query: Hello doctor,One of my friends recently pointed out that my pupils are sometimes uneven. I searched and got many scary possibilities. However, I did look at pictures from years ago and noticed different degrees of anisocoria. Now that someone has pointed it out, I obsess over it and see it a lot. It...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are different pathological causes of anisocoria, as you mentioned that you are taking medications, including Paxil (Paroxetine). It means drug levels are changed in blood and its effect on pupil size. If you are not having any problem, there is nothing to worry...  Read Full »

I have GAD. Is there a chance that I could develop a heart attack?

Query: Hello,I am a 28-year-old female. I always worried about her heart. I have GAD specifically focus on health anxiety and often experience heart attack symptoms so much so that I have gone to my doctor and the ER many times (always to be cleared). I continue to worry whenever the symptoms come back. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A heart attack usually occurs in those with risk factors for ischemic heart disease such as high BP, high sugar, high cholesterol, family history of a heart attack in young age, etc. Your tests are normal thats good. To estimate the lifetime risk of development of at...  Read Full »

I am constantly worrying about little things and I am emotional most of the time. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am constantly worrying about little things and I am emotional most of the time. I feel tired all day. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and related low mood symptoms are quite common in adolescents. It is positive that you are insightful about your symptoms and seeking help. Have an open talk with your parents and trusted family members about your worries and diff...  Read Full »

What are the withdrawal symptoms of discontinuing Celexa in the middle?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went off my medicine Celexa, that I was taking on for over 10 years. I went through a lot of trauma in the past 4 years. I was just starting to do better and was using natural supplements. 5 months after going off medicines, I moved to a different town where I had to look fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail. I can understand what you are going through and you have my sympathies for the same. Though your mental health is quite disturbed right now, you have many reasons to be optimistic as far as your anxiety, depression and post-...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a relapse of severe anxiety after getting pregnant. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years of age and 24 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I have had two miscarriages in the past. I am experiencing severe anxiety from the past three months. I developed this problem four years back, and I was put on a few medications which are in the attachment. I took them for...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We understand your problem. The symptoms that you have told fit into generalized anxiety disorder with depressive symptoms. You had treatment in the past, and you were better with that. This time because of your pregnancy, things are not that straightforward. Still in ...  Read Full »

Why am I extremely anxious and unable to sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I have extreme anxiety. I have not been sleeping. I feel too anxious to sleep. I feel scared and worried all the time. I have panic attacks and cannot leave my house. I know I need help but I do not know how serious it is.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that from the described symptoms it seems that there is Generalized Anxiety Disorder with panic attacks. Both of these disorders fall under a broad category of anxiety disorders. T...  Read Full »

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