Mental Disorder

Mental disorder is also known as mental illness. It includes a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. Some mental disorders are depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and addictive disorders.

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I am a 19-year-old female, and I have symptoms of body dysmorphia. How can I fix it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female and I have symptoms of body dysmorphia. How can I fix it?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have a body dystrophy disorder. It is increasing in today's generation of females due to social media. Social media wants to look perfect and influencers have made standards...  Read Full »

I am experiencing erectile dysfunction since I have been on psychiatric medicines for 10 years. What should I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, I was taking psychiatric medications tablet Risperidone 1 mg and Divalproex for 10 years. Now I am taking tablet Paliperidone 100 mg and Divalproex 750 mg and Bupropion 150 mg. I have sexual dysfunction, and erectile dysfunction as a result of the medication for 10 years now and recently ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Bupropion is relatively well tolerated and if we consider sexual issues the risk of sexual side effects is rare. The drug imparts positive benefits on sexual health. Gastric issues too are rare. But if you have gastric issue then for s...  Read Full »

I have been feeling depressed and emotional along with a tingling sensation on the left side of my head. Should I be concerned about it?

Query: Hi doctor,I was feeling depressed and emotional after a small fight today. After some time, I had a tingling sensation on my left head, which then spread to the left side of my face gradually, and my mouth started drooping to one side. I found it difficult to speak. I had some numbness in my hands a...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am very glad that you have improved from that attack. However, I should warn you that you are critically in danger. The first diagnosis for the episodes you described is transient Ischemic attack (TIA). This phenomenon usually occurs when the...  Read Full »

My 32-year-old wife is extremely emotional, and worries about everything. Should I take her to a psychiatrist?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 32 years old. She is suffering from a psychological problem. She is always worried about small issues, and scared that something may always go wrong. She is too emotional and mentally weak, and tends to cry over everything. However, she is a loving and caring partner. Should...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. It was a good decision to take your wife to a psychiatrist. Your wife may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. There are various non-pharmacological way that will be helpful to manage this condition. She must e...  Read Full »

My boyfriend has mental breakdowns every two months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has mental breakdowns consistently every two months. He is very insecure and fragile, cannot bear critics, and aggressively reacts to it. He is impulsive, has suicidal thoughts, has extremely low self-esteem, and always thinks people are talking about him. Somehow the conver...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. Your friend may have a borderline personality disorder. He may have a chronic feeling of emptiness, emotional outbursts, self-harming, and overwhelming behavior. He mostly feels that no one understands him in this world....  Read Full »

My wife is depressed because she is unable to do a job due to the responsibility of taking care of two babies. How can I help her?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been suffering from a psychological problem. She is 31 years old and the mother of two babies. She has completed her post graduation, but is currently not working. She has been a home-maker for the past four years. She is unhappy about not having a job, whereas all her frie...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your wife is going through a tough phase in her life. I suggest you to be more patient and empathetic with her. Her main conflict is not being able to work, so she takes out her frustration on you because you are the p...  Read Full »

My father had a history of PTSD, recently he started drinking aggressively, became violent. What could be the cause of this change in behavior?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has a history of being severely abused, physically and mentally, by his parents. He is a great father and a kind man. Two weeks ago this switched, he is now angry, aggressive, threatening, and convinced that me and my family are against him. He once threatened suicide with a g...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurav Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If this change that you have mentioned is sudden then it is most likely that he needs proper medical attention. He will have to provide me with more details about his behavioral changes and the reason behind them. It has nothing to do with what he experienced in the pa...  Read Full »

I suffer from difficulty concentrating on my studies, laziness, and depression after scoring less marks in my exams. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a college student. Recently my results for last year were out, and I did not get a good score. I have to score better marks next year to attain admission in the university. I am depressed because of my poor performance and results, and can not concentrate on anything. I have becom...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurav Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. You have not mentioned the time since when are you having all these symptoms. If it is after you got your results, then it may be wrong to label yourself as suffering from depression. This can just be an adjustment...  Read Full »

I have heard a soft voice calling from a distance while I am awake randomly with a history of TBI and depression. Am I schizophrenic?

Query: Hi doctor, For as long as I have been alive I have heard this soft voice calling from a distance. She says my name and tells me that she needs me. I do not know who she is or what she wants. It started with dreams but now I hear her while I am awake randomly. I will go out for days, weeks, a month ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly tell me more about your TBI. Is it a traumatic brain injury? If yes, kindly upload the record and what medication you are using and used in past, and past record of depression if you have. Please provide more details about voices, can it be terminated with your...  Read Full »

My brother-in-law has schizophrenia, and the doctor has advised me to shift him to a rehabilitation center as he is not responding to medicines. Is it a good option?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother-in-law has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He is aggressive often. He verbally abuses his dad and blames him. He makes his own stories and beliefs. But most of the time, he is normal. He has frequently changed jobs and now handling his restaurant. He was admitted to the hosp...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is difficult to handle a patient with mental illness. I suggest depot injections if the patient does not take the medications. A rehabilitation center is a good option, but long-acting depot injections can be tried. I hope this helps ...  Read Full »

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