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Loneliness is the act of isolating or detachment from others. It may be due to reasons like a new circumstance or the loss of dear one. Active mingling, participation, and volunteering help overcome loneliness.

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I feel suffocating without my siblings around. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I feel suffocating with the feeling of my sister living away and my brother not living with us either and how they are much older than me and how it is just me and my mom. So, I feel like I really need siblings to be with me at home, and at least I need to have someone with me at home. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your problem and situation. I think that you are experiencing a lot of emotions around the absence of your siblings and the dynamics within your family. It is completely normal to feel this way, and it is f...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing loneliness and social isolation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old female who has been experiencing loneliness and social isolation since I moved away from my parents for work. Seeing my colleagues enjoy parties and family celebrations makes me feel even more isolated. I believe this loneliness is affecting my mental health. How can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and your problem. I suggest you follow the below guidelines to deal with your problem. It will help you to keep your mental health good: Exercise daily for 30 to 45 minutes, like at leas...  Read Full »

I have been feeling lonely, sad, and depressed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old male who has been struggling with persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, and depression. It has been weighing heavily on me, and I have reached a point where I know I need help. The isolation has become overwhelming. I am reaching out because I am ready to take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and your problem. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will he...  Read Full »

I have a rough life, and I feel always sleepy. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a rough life, and I am drained. Always sleeping and not eating, I still have sore heads and have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I have Crohn's disease and a colostomy bag, but I always have this emptiness feeling inside and sad and lonely all the time.I do not know w...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you are going through a difficult time. According to the problems you have described above, it seems like you are suffering from depression. Feeling low and lonely, not feeling fresh after adequate rest, poor appetite, negative thoughts, and the emptines...  Read Full »

I lack confidence and cannot talk with new people. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I lack confidence when I am alone. I am always confident when it comes to the public. I really get busted and also I do not know why. I cannot talk to new people or cross-gender with an initiative. I even do not know why I always feel lonely like I know I do not have people to talk eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to develop confidence in yourself. Do daily exercises for 30 to 40 minutes, do meditation for 20 minutes, read good books and take good deep sleep. Start talking with your own self. Stand in front of the mirror and make eye contact with yourself and talk pos...  Read Full »

Thoughts about my breakup haunt me and I feel lonely. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling alone in life. I came to work abroad and fortunately got a job at a clothes shop and running it for a year. But, I have not been able to save to help my family. I feel weak and no proper food I am eating. I do not want to deal with customers at the shop. My past breakup t...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from depression because of your situation. I suggest you take a few medications as you are having suicidal ideations too. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) like Escitalopram and Sertraline will help you in early recovery. Visit a nearby psy...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing isolation and loneliness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I have been experiencing a prolonged period of isolation and loneliness. I have become concerned about the potential impact it has on my mental and physical health. I have noticed changes in my mood, sleep patterns, and overall outlook on life, and I would like...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. We are humans, and we are social animals. We cannot live alone for extended periods; historically, we have lived in groups for an extended duration. If you stay alone for a long time, it will affect your physical and mental health. You wil...  Read Full »

I suffer from loneliness. Can it affect my mental health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 75-year-old female. I struggle with loneliness in my home. I want you ask you following questions: Can you provide insights into the concept of loneliness, its causes, and its impact on mental and emotional health? How can I recognize and differentiate between normal perio...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Loneliness is a prevalent challenge in later life, that significantly impacts mental and emotional health. Loneliness is a subjective and multi-faceted experience characterized by a perceived lack of desired social relationships. It d...  Read Full »

Is my preference for solitude a mental health concern at 27?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old woman, currently not married, and I do not have any significant health issues. I live with my parents, and I have observed that many girls my age are highly social and enjoy mingling with others. In contrast, I find solace in being alone and savoring my own company. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the information provided, it is possible that you have an introverted personality. This might explain your preference for solitude and your inclination to enjoy your own company over large social gather...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to overcome ego problems at office.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. After completion of school and I did not join college for eight years. Then I joined a diploma course. My father consulted many psychiatrists to find out my problem. Unfortunately, I was admitted by one doctor in nursing home for around three months for treatment. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After reading the history I can say that your main current issue is difficulty in continuing a job for long. You perform well in interviews and get selected for jobs but not able to continue the job. I want to know what kind of difficulties you face during the job? What i...  Read Full »

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