Mental Health

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 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 »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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 »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 »

My elder sister is exhibiting sudden changes in her behavior. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, The query is about my elder sister. She does not seem to be herself. She has been the kind of person who would get angry at the drop of a hat. But, she is friendly and caring, compliments things a lot. I had been away from home for a week, and she had changed so much when I returned. S...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is more likely that your sister is suffering from a sudden change in behavior, which could result from a psychiatric problem. As I can see, her whole life is disturbed now, and there are problems in her interpersonal relationships. So it should not be ignored. Ins...  Read Full »

I have depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and agoraphobia. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old man with ADHD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder with agoraphobia for the past 20 years. I also have irritable bowel syndrome, which worsens my agoraphobia. I get nightmares like my car breaking down and becoming incontinent with my bowels. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.The long-term solution to your problem is to try a different class of drugs. So I suggest you drug combinations like benzodiazepines, mood stabilizers, tricyclic antidepressants, and anti-psychotic medications along with tablet Venlafaxine (Sero...  Read Full »

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