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Meditation is the practice of focusing the mind on a particular object, sound, or feeling. It helps to achieve mental clarity and an emotionally calm state. It can be used to reduce stress, anxiety, fear, pain, and to increase peace, well-being, and self-concept.

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How can I get rid of white-coat hypertension and does it affect my future pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I have white-coat hypertension that I can not get rid of. Something about getting my blood pressure (BP) taken gives me anxiety. I am an otherwise healthy 30-year-old female who is very active. My BP at work is always normal (120/80 mm Hg). I feel like I can not control it and when goin...  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry too much about your condition. We encounter a similar situation more than often. It is fairly common. Try some good relaxation techniques like meditation, especially transcendental meditation. Try Yoga too. You should not thin...  Read Full »

How can I get through depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been depressed since a few months and I want it to end. I am really tired of it and I feel like I am a failure. How can I get through depression?  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, treatment is possible. Daily exercise and a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids is known to help. Share your feelings with family and close friends as sharing helps a lot. Meditation daily for at least half an hour in the morning help...  Read Full »

I am anxious about my job change after eight years of service. How do I overcome it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am anxious about changing the job after eight years of service, which is not so good from a career perspective. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You should mention proper detail about your problem. For example, do you have anxiety due to a new job or anxiety because you did a job at the wrong place for eight years and feel guilty for it? You must leave if you are not doing a job that wil...  Read Full »

I have insomnia and am taking multiple medications, but I plan to increase the dosage. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking tablets Bupropion 150 mg and Sertraline 50 mg for the past month. I occasionally I take Agomelatine 25 mg or 50 mg, depending on how bad my insomnia is, to help with the initial insomniac phase of Bupropion. I plan to increase the dosage of tablet Bupropion to 300 mg...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. You have BPD (borderline personality disorder). There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you to follow few instructions. Exercise regularly for 30 to 45 minutes. Start meditation for about 20 ...  Read Full »

Is there anything I can do to get out of insomnia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have insomnia for a couple of weeks. These weeks are being the worst where I have sleepless nights. Last night, I took Trazadone 150 mg which was prescribed and slept. Then again after that, I went back to Trazadone 100 mg tonight along with Melatonin, but I did not get any sleep. Is th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, we need to know the reason for insomnia. It is just insomnia, or it is due to depression or due to psychotic or due to a mood disorder. If there is any other underlying condition, then it is important to treat that condition. You can also follow some nonpharmacolog...  Read Full »

I was abused mentally and physically. What can I do to solve this problem?

Query: Hi doctor, Before four years, I had a dating with a guy. After a year, he kissed another girl, and I saw him. He said to me it was just once and nothing else. I have recently found out that he was involved romantically with her all the time and I have been an option for him. I was abused mentally an...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your relationship problem. I can understand you. It is difficult to manage it, but it is not impossible. You have to move away from that guy. If someone loves you, then that person will be happy, if you progress or achieve something in your life. ...  Read Full »

I suffer from postpartum depression which makes it difficult for me to take care of my child. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from postpartum depression. My child frequently cries while I am away from him, which keeps me awake at night. I am unable to handle him alone. So, I feel very depressed about it. My husband helps me in my household chores. My kid is small and I am taking care of him cautiously. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I can understand your situation. Parenting is a tough job but you are lucky enough that your husband helps you to deal with your household chores. You may have postpartum depression. There is non pharmacological management for your depression,...  Read Full »

How can I get relief from stress?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know how to get stress relief from work.  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but it seems that the stress you are experiencing is affecting how you function during your daily life. This raises the possibility of getting into depression if it was not managed probably. Unfortunatel...  Read Full »

I am worried about my relationship with my mother-in-law. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am depressed and have relationship conflict. I am unable to understand my issues with mother-in-law over things that I could easily ignore and move on. I am over sensitive and tend to get heart breaks every while. I fight with my husband because of weird situations with my mother-in-law...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These issues sometimes arouse in married life but can be solved amicably. You should sit with your mother-in-law and express your feelings and also listen to her concerns and try to chalk out a solution. Also, you should work on stress management. Some steps for stress...  Read Full »

Having depression and not getting well with SSRI. Can you suggest any treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from depression, anxiety, and OCD. I have tried triglycerides and SSRI, but they do not seem to work. I also have BP and diabetes. I am currently on cardiac medicines as I have undergone angioplasty twice. Please suggest me the treatment for depression.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are currently on SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). Have you consulted a psychiatrist or your cardiologist regarding medicines for depression? Several medications are available for treating depression, but each drug takes on an average of two weeks to ...  Read Full »

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