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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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 »

I have an anxiety problem from the past 10 years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Anxiety is every day of my life. I rarely get small breaks without anxiety. It has been 10 years now. Panic attacks do come. I am taking Xanax 0.5 mg 1 to 3 days. I am a 26 years old male, and my height and weight are 5.9" and 80 kg respectively. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your brief description, it appears that you are suffering from some anxiety disorder most probably generalized anxiety disorder. The drug you are taking is neither sufficient nor appropriate when we have a lot of safer and more effective drugs currently. I assure y...  Read Full »

Will my anxiety relapse if I stop SSRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male who was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and social anxiety, eight years back. Initially, I was prescribed Paxil 20 mg, which helped treat my anxiety and depression but I started having side effects of weight gain, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction. When I st...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Paroxetine acts on multiple receptors, and it is known for its withdrawal effects of weight gain due to its antihistaminic and anticholinergic action.SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) can cause significant sexual dysfunction. Usually, Bupropion along with SSR...  Read Full »

I am mentally stressed. How do I come out of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old doing my master's degree. I have good academic records and got placed in a good company for internship but I am mentally stressed. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, I understand that you mean to say you are facing severe stress despite being well placed academically and career wise. There could be more than one way of being stressed. If your stress is actually excessive and uncontrollable which affects ...  Read Full »

I had started with treatment for GAD. I cannot do anything without medication after I have withdrawn it. Help me tune the medications for extended usage

Query: Hello Doctor, I have started treatment of GAD before 2.5 months as follows: (60 mg Paxil daily, 150 mg Wellbutrin one time daily and 15 mg Buspar twice a day) in addition to CTB. The results were very good and the anxiety and accompanying depression went away. Now I cannot do anything without medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At first I would like to tell you briefly about Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD that you are already well aware of. This is a chronic, relapsing and debilitating common psychiatric disorder characterized by anxiety and worry about several events and activities for ...  Read Full »

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