Lack Of Confidence

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 am a 19-year-old introvert, and I like a girl that I cannot talk to. Please help.

Query: Hello, I am a 19-year-old boy, and I have a very difficult question. I like a girl of the same age, and I feel like she likes me too, but we do not communicate with each other much as we are in different schools. Also, considering that my family's economic status is not as good as hers, we do not k...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Sometimes life is not the way we want it to be. But that does not mean that you have to be stuck. I suggest you work on yourself, find activities that excite you and do more things that you enjoy so that you feel good about y...  Read Full »

I feel like I do not live in the present and live in my head. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, From an early age, I was told by my family that I was not talented or useful like others. My family does not interact with others that much, and they kept me away. As a result, I ended up my high school without having a decent number of friends. I lived alone in my room, locking my door b...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I understand your concern. People and families are all different with their strengths and weaknesses. It looks like your expectations were different. Understandably, your confidence is low. It is quite common for people to daydream and fantasize about escaping from d...  Read Full »

I feel like I do not have my own identity and always depend on others' opinions. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel like I do not have my own identity. I always depend on other's opinions. Whomever I am with, I often imitate their personality, expressions, and the way they talk. I noticed this by myself over the last few weeks. I realized that I am a boring person because I always wait for the...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it seems that you might be harboring traits of an anxious avoidant personality. People with these traits have difficulty in socializing, making friends, and expressing themselves. They always seek others to start a conversation with them. They he...  Read Full »

How to differentiate depression from mental retardation?

Query: Hi doctor, How do you decide if someone has depression or any other mental disease? How to differentiate it from mental retardation? Can it be the reason that he or she does not find anything interesting or exciting enough?  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Depression is basically an affective disorder affecting the emotional tone of an individual. Along with this, it also causes impairment of cognition and other higher mental functions. It is important to identify depression as early as possible so that effective measu...  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 »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 tak...  Read Full »

Are headache, nausea, confusion and pale skin symptoms of anemia?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female who needs your help. I have been sick for almost a year. This condition happened two years back while writing my second-semester exams. At that time, I can recall my assignments and works to be done for two to three weeks as I was drinking Powerade and energizers....  Read Full »

Dr. Nishant

Answer: Hi,Welcome to and lifestyle modification are the best solutions for your condition. I suggest you take some medications. You can take tablet Zincovit (multivitamins) twice a day for a month. Take tablet Vitamin C chewable 500 mg twice a day for a month. Continue taking your iron ...  Read Full »

Why do I get so intimidated by others?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. I am married and I have a child. I have difficulty in sleeping at night. But I always feel sleepy. I forget things easily. I have low concentration and I am lethargic. I have confusion to take a decision. I have low self-esteem with low confidence. I feel like ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are typically seen in major depressive disorder. It is common to have it in 1 in 4 males and 1 in 8 females. It occurs due to reduced levels of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin in the body. It reduces the stress-handling capacity of the brai...  Read Full »

Can exercise help premature ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old married male. I have premature ejaculation problem. What are the ways for me to overcome it? Will exercises or workout help in overcoming it? Can you suggest me ways to overcome it?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ejaculation in most individuals occurs because of associated anxiety, psychological reasons, and hyperexcitation. Relaxation and treatment of anxiety result in improvement in most individuals. The first thing you have to understand that it is normal to ejacula...  Read Full »

I have lost confidence to talk with people. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old female. I have some problem due to some failures. I have lost confidence and whenever I write any exam my heartbeat and pulse increases and I start shivering despite I knew all the things. And when I meet any person I do not have enough confidence to talk with him free...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The problem is occurring due to poor confidence most likely due to social anxiety. Please visit a psychiatrist for help. SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) drugs like Escitalopram or Fluoxetine can be used to reduce the symptoms and will surely help you. ...  Read Full »

I have low self-confidence with premature ejaculation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male, 26 years old, sex insecure and low experienced, first trauma got 99 during bombing of Yugoslavia, had to get new urinal channel, and product of that is I am circumised. Later in school, I have been bullied for 4 years constantly, physical and mentally by my "school friends"...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am so sorry to hear about your situation, I can imagine how hard it is for you. So you are describing a few things here, when is the problem of premature ejaculation, second is performance anxiety which is making you overthink, third is low self confidence. Probably ...  Read Full »

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