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Q. I am having few symptoms since I had whiskey for the first time. What to do?


 

Hi doctor,

My mind is foggy and I am not able to think clearly. I am very forgetful and I sleep more during daytime. I cannot grasp things quickly and it takes a lot of time. My problem started 4 years ago when I drunk whiskey for the first time in my life. Since then my mind was foggy and slowed down. Also, I started skipping work and studies. Please help me. I have taken a lot of antidepressants, but it does not help. I am very much confused and I am less attentive to the things that go around me. I find difficulty in driving the car and it takes a lot of mental effort. I have social phobia and I fear going out of home. I like to do everything at home.


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Dr. Diwakar Sharma
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • I believe the use of the substance in your case has further worsened your anxiety.
  • The symptoms you have described are suggestive of a heightened emotional state and commonly seen in association with anxiety.
  • In order to get rid of this, you may have to see a therapist.  You need an appointment with a psychiatrist who can prescribe you some medicines to temporarily overcome anxiety, so that the therapy is feasible.

Differential diagnosis:

Substance induced anxiety.

Probable diagnosis:

GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) with social phobia.

Treatment plan:

Psychotherapy (CBT - cognitive behavior therapy) with short term pharmacotherapy.

Regarding follow up:

For further information consult a psychiatrist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist

 
 
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