Lack of confidence can be due to unhappy childhood where parents or teachers were highly critical. Poor academic performances in school, an ongoing stressful life event such as financial trouble, or relationship breakdown can also result in a lack of confidence.
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I have low self-confidence and low self-esteem while dealing with people. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have low self-confidence and low self-esteem while dealing with people. I become nervous and start sweating. I think I suffer from social anxiety. I am afraid of interacting with my friends, especially girls. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Fear and avoidance of social situations can be a part of your personality. The more you avoid, the worse your fear can get over you. I suggest you have at least one close friend with whom you can confide in your pr... Read Full »
I like to stay isolated and avoid talking to anyone. Should I see a psychiatrist?
Query: Hello doctor, I like to stay isolated. I have very low self-esteem at times. Sometimes I would talk nonstop, but other times I do not want to talk at all. I get easily irritated and have been unable to accomplish any tasks. I would avoid talking to anybody. I am not on any medication. I am worried t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I think that you are an introverted personality. It makes it difficult to communicate with new people. You may like to live alone at home, rather than go to a party. Because of your introverted nature, you may lack... Read Full »
I always feel tired and am unable to focus on my studies. Why so?
Query: Hello doctor, I suffered from depression earlier but now I feel fine. However, I always feel tired and have strange sensations in my head and backside. I sweat a lot and am unable to concentrate on my studies. Why so? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are lacking confidence and self-esteem. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Be bold and confident. 2. Fix your daily schedule. 3. Take seven to eight hours of sleep daily. 4. Ex... Read Full »
I feel depressed because I am not able to make new friends in college? Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I had friends in school but could not make friends in college. I am feeling depressed because of that. I could not focus on my studies. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you need to make good friends because you will not have the same old friends throughout your life. You will meet new people in new places in the future. You should go and meet new people. Try to make frie... Read Full »
I am mentally unstable and depressed, with no self-confidence. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am mentally unstable and depressed. I need to focus on my career, but with no self-confidence, I cannot do so. Everything seems so negative around me. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. First, I would tell you to stay calm and not panic. You will improve and get out of this phase of life. It is only a transient phase. Is it your first time experiencing these symptoms, and how long has it been like... Read Full »
I am very anxious about about many things; also, I feel very irritated and on edge for no reason. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am very anxious about things that I should not be doing on a daily basis. A lot of the time, I feel like I cannot help it. I get very irritated, and I feel very on edge for no reason. When I go out, I cannot talk to people. I avoid being in groups because I feel like I am being judged. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It is not abnormal. Your symptoms are just age-related tantrums. It is an adolescent issue. You do not need any medications. If overthinking affects your daily work and social function, then you need treatmen... Read Full »
I have very low self-esteem and think of killing myself. Is it healthy to think every day about killing yourself?
Query: Hello doctor, I have very low self-esteem. I hate myself. I always think I am a failure. But is it healthy to think every day about killing yourself, but I have not tried it yet? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These types of thoughts are not healthy and normal. Sometimes we all get hopeless and sad, but it is temporary. After some time, we get back to normal, but as per your description, you still have not done anything bad; you blame yourself and feel like being dead. This ... Read Full »
I hate my new job, have mood swings, and feel like quitting. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have just started working. I do not like my job, as they do not pay me well. Every day I wake up, I have mood wings and feel like quitting. I had planned differently, but due to circumstances, I had to stick to this job only. I am trying other jobs, but I am getting impatient. And ev... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are going through a difficult time, but you need to understand the fact that nothing is permanent. Sticking to this job and not finding another one is just a matter of time. Involve yourself in positive self-talk, boost your confidence, make some clo... Read Full »
I suffer from OCD and have negative thoughts like hate, anger, disappointment, fear, and lack of confidence. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from OCD. I first had cleanliness-related issues and then doubted that I did not perform my daily tasks neatly. I know all these things are ideas and lies, but I could not stop them. I started treatment with Lustral 100 mg for three months; then, I stopped seeing my psych... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You seem to be suffering from depression along with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). OCD, when left untreated for a prolonged period, may lead to secondary depression. OCD is a common illness that affects 2 to 3 peop... Read Full »
I look at people strangely. Why and how to rectify it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am afraid of eye contacts with people, which started a few months back. I cannot figure out how it first started, but just suddenly one day, I started to feel strange when I am facing people. I could be talking to them in a normal way, and then suddenly I would feel like I am lookin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem like an extremely pleasant person, with a warm and friendly personality. Here is what I would suggest. Let us try biofeedback. I would suggest that every other day you should try sitting in front of a full-size mirror for the exact amount of time you think it... Read Full »