Mental Illness

"Mental illnesses are health conditions that can occur due to changes in mood, thinking, and behavior. It is caused due to stress, childhood abuse, grief, social isolation, trauma, intake of drugs and alcohol, improper diet and sleep, and long-term physical condition. The symptoms are extreme fear, reduced concentration, tiredness, and extreme mood changes. The treatment include medication and psychotherapy by consulting a psychiatrist.

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How to treat my obsession that happens when I see some dirt?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I see something dirty, it just stays in my mind. And if I see something that is not so clean, I get uneasy to the extent that it just replays in my mind. I really do not understand why this happens to me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the symptoms that you have described, it seems that you may be suffering from OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder. It is the fourth most common psychiatric disorder and usually occurs between 19 to 25 years of age. In this illness, the patient continuously report...  Read Full »

Can you answer the questions on endocrinology for research purposes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am doing research on diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. I have already interviewed couple of psychiatrists and now would like to focus on asking some questions to endocrinologists. My questions are: 1) “In thyroid disorders mainly in hyperthyroidism a paranoid syn...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Yes, paranoid syndrome is frequently seen in association with patients having hyperthyroidism, reason being distractive over activity, anxiety, emotional instability, exaggerated insensitivity to noise, fluctuating depression and other unexplained medical symptoms. ...  Read Full »

I am scared of getting diseases. Is it due to illness anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know what is happening to me. Before three weeks, I had panic attacks when my father made a negative comment to me. My dad has a brother and he has schizophrenia. I am scared about this disorder. I do not want to have it. I have contacted some therapists and they all think that...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer these questions to provide you a proper diagnosis. Please mention whether you have any symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing any unknown voice continuously or any running commentary goes on your mind while doing any actions. Please mention whether you have an...  Read Full »

How to treat severe fatigue in patient with mental illness?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is 16 years old. She is currently suffering from frequent fatigue. Before six months, she was mentally disturbed for which medicines were prescribed by a doctor. She was on Anxipose, Riscure LS. She did not have her menstrual cycle for quite a long period. And she usually vomi...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. The symptoms of fatigue could be a part of depression. I would need more information about what mental illness she had. If it is depression or anxiety, then she will need other medicines that what has been given. The medicines that have been currently prescrib...  Read Full »

I married my first cousin. Will my child be affected genetically?

Query: Hi doctor, I have married my first cousin, daughter of my maternal uncle. I would like to know, will there be any genetic issue¬†with our future kid. What are the things we need to take care off? Do we need to take any test? Could you please give some guidance on this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your situation. Genetic disorders are more likely in such marriages. I am not trying to scare you but if there is any familial disease in your family it would be good to get it checked in early pregnancy. Any autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, any ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take antipsychotic as a precaution?

Query: Hello doctor, I would really like to try LSD just as a matter of curiosity, I am aware of all the risks and side effects as well as having no known history of mental illness in my family and I am a happy person with no depression or anything like that. While I believe the risk for me personally to...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have raised a very interesting query. Well done for seeking information on safety. I see that you are keen on experimenting with LSD and knowing the risks involved you want to make an informed decision. LSD trips/psychdelic experiences by using street drugs are...  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 »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

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 »

Why do I blush when I get too much attention?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I have been having big problems with making friends since I was 7. I go to school and I do not talk at all (only if someone or teacher asks me something). I just cannot find any topics to talk to people and the worst is that I do not know what should I say back w...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, this is not a serious mental issue. Just remain relaxed. You have social anxiety most likely and this anxiety is resulting in symptoms like blushing when you are getting attention, difficulty in making friends, etc. This is social anxiety and a lot of i...  Read Full »

What can be done for lack of concentration and negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 18 years old and has been preparing for the entrance exam for the past one year. He did well in some of the topics he covered but four months back, he got some negative thoughts and started complaining about less concentration. He became excited, irritated and got disturbe...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is quite common for 18-year-olds to become stressed when preparing for school final and college entrance examinations. With appropriate care and encouragement, you can support your child to handle to stress appropriately. Kindly do not put too much pressure on him...  Read Full »

I got pregnant outside marriage and feel ashamed. How can I deal with this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am pregnant without being married. My boyfriend cheated me. I cannot contact him as he blocked me. I feel so ashamed to see my family. Until now, I never told them that I am pregnant. I want to die. I am mentally disturbed. What should I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You do not need to die. Be bold and confident. Take a decision for your pregnancy/child. If you are not enough ready to take responsibility of your child, then go for medical abortion. You do not need to ask anyone for it. Take an appointment with your gynecologist. ...  Read Full »

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