Mental health is a condition of total emotional and mental well-being, not only the absence of mental health problems. Physical and psychological health are inextricably intertwined but undervalued. Constant mood swings, a profoundly entrenched emotion such as shame or denial, avoidance of social events, and disruption in the eat and sleep cycle are only a few indications of deteriorating mental health. Anger, anxiety, and depression are the most frequent mental illnesses. To sustain mental health, few might require simple routine changes such as healthy nutrition, goal-setting, working out, journaling, or any activity that offers calmness, whereas few require medical attention.
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I want to die, have the urge to hurt myself, and suffer from panic attacks. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have suicidal thoughts, a tendency to hurt myself, and do not feel any emotional or mental pain. I want to disappear so badly. I have been looking for accessible mental health consultations because they might help me, but I do not know anymore. I always have panic attacks, even in publi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is tough to deal with it, but suicide is not the solution to it. You have panic attack disorder as well as cluster B personality disorder. It would help if you tried to follow the described lifestyle, and it will help you. You should exe... Read Full »
How to break the stigma around mental health?
Query: Hello doctor, What is the stigma around mental health? Why it is there? How can people help break the stigma around mental health and what advice do you have for people who want help but stigma is keeping them from getting it? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stigma for mental illnesses is as old as civilization itself. Persons having mental illnesses were considered as evil. Mental illnesses were thought to be due to past life sins. A person having any kind of mental illness whether neurotic or psychotic was considered a... Read Full »
Could you please assist me as I am quite depressed and trying to forget about my breakup?
Query: Hello doctor, I am very depressed. I broke up with a girl some months and she is marrying someone else. I am trying to forget her but it is difficult. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should understand that you should not be in a relationship with a lady who quickly moves on and begins a new one. It is good if all is going according to you, but it is best if it is not going according to you because that girl is not your life. I suggest you start... Read Full »
I feel suffocated and frustrated when I go out in public. Please help me in overcoming this situation.
Query: Hi doctor, I feel like I have serious mental issues. I cannot go out in public. I feel suffocated as soon as I see people. I start to panic, and it gets hard for me to breathe and the feeling of guilt haunts me for months, and it is stuck inside my head. And these emotions feel as if I am hurt physi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you mentioned include feeling suffocated by people or not wanting to interact with others, guilt, bad thoughts, worries, negative views, ideas of suicide, etc. are part of some mood disturbance. This could be depression and should be evaluated properly. You... Read Full »
I have stress and social anxiety, so I cannot make up my mind to go to a program for social anxiety. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have stress, and I cannot make up my mind. And I want to solve my social anxiety. I am anxious to go through this program. If I am in a situation of seeing new people, I tend to skip them. I want to drop out, and I have no one there, and I have to stick there for 12 months. I do not want... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. There are two things in your problem. First, if you have social anxiety, then we need to treat and focus on your anxiety rather than quitting the program. For example, if you have a fear of drowning, then you... Read Full »
I have been taking Fluoxetine 20 mg for my mental illness, but I want to stop my medication now. Should I consult a psychiatrist?
Query: Hello doctor, I was with a psychiatrist for about 18 sessions. During this time, I also moved on to a psychologist as the psychiatrist felt she could not come across. I continue to take the medication. I stopped and then restarted after she told me to continue. When asked when I could stop, she sai... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Most people have their own experience, which determines the prescribing trend. In addition, for every single disorder, there are multiple effective options, and as per the patient's need, they can supplement each other. For example, the advic... Read Full »
I have been mentally ill since my mother died, and I stay with my father now. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My mother passed away recently, and I live with my father now. My father and mother had a very tense relationship, and my father even used to hit her during the early days of their marriage. However, they did not file a divorce because they wanted their children, meaning my brother and me... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Regarding the change in your father's behavior. Yes, it often happens that people change. They realize their mistakes and feel guilt, but it becomes too late. For example, your father may feel deep remorse and guilt after your mother's death.... Read Full »
I cannot stop imagining myself in different scenarios, acting like that. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, and I cannot stop imagining myself in different scenarios, acting in such scenarios, and conversing with people who are not there. It is not as if I hallucinate and see people. I pose as all the characters and speak all their dialogues. These characters are mostly fr... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As you said, it gives you freedom. Every one of us imagines things and creates a virtual world in our imagination. Doing so gives us some sort of relief from the day-to-day hassles and stress of real life. We can mol... Read Full »
I am a 18-year-old girl who feels melancholy and hopeless. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old girl who is concerned about my mental health. I feel melancholy and hopeless about the future most of the time. I can get distracted, but if it is a bad day, I cannot smile without forcing it out of politeness. I might be talking to my friends and suddenly feel like ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I understand what you go through every day. However, thoughts of self-harm and death indicate a serious problem. You seem to be suffering from chronic depression. Your description suggests there was no reason around you, and you started ha... Read Full »
How do I make my friend to love me?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a best friend. She was childish in behavior but smart and independent. She loved me because of the attention and care I took for her (she used to miss her mother, who expired during her childhood). She loved me wholeheartedly, but I did not love her the way she did me. Time passe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. It is a difficult situation. I recommend you have some patience in this text. Hold on, as she mentioned in front of you, she might not be that serious. So do not be weak in front of her even if you feel so. Please do ... Read Full »