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Obsession is a condition where there is the presence of continuous repetitive and unnecessary thoughts about a person or something that disturbs the daily life. Taking medications for obsessions helps to control it, and cognitive behavioral therapy has also shown positive results.

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Though I am a male, why do I always imagine kissing a boy in my mind?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26 year old male. When I am with my friends (male), an image of kissing that friend pops into my head sometimes. Though I am not attracted to boys, what could be the reason for this? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). The popping of an image is called an obsession, if it is repetitive, automatic, intrusive and senseless. It induces significant uneasiness or anxiety. The first thing is to understand that you are no...  Read Full »

Could you please suggest a medicine to overcome depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from depression and I have symptoms of OCD for the past ten years. I repeat my activities like reading the same line again and again being scared of missing something. I count each and every number and believe four is to be my lucky number and even while breathing I count m...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The symptoms you have mentioned suggest OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). In more than 50% of patients, OCD depression is found to be comorbid. The symptoms like reading one line again and again and feelings that you might miss something ...  Read Full »

How to treat mood swings and obsessive behavior?

Query: Hello doctor,One of my relatives is facing some psychological problems for quite some time and she is under treatment as well. She has symptoms like mood swings, everything available she wants to eat even though she is not hungry, every time anyone goes to the washroom she also goes even without any...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Her symptoms suggest some psychotic behavior but this should be evaluated in detail. Mood swings with episodes of irritation, and anger outbursts could be part of some mood disorders. She eats a lot, she goes to the washroom without any need and this might be due to ab...  Read Full »

How to prevent my thought from acquiring HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from depression and obsessed with HIV. I have had an instant test for all STIs, and all come back negative now, and a thought came to my mind that you can get HIV from a vaccine that uses dead fetuses lung tissue, for example, the COVID-19 vaccine. I know you cannot transm...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, let me tell you that HIV does not transmit in the way that you are thinking. You obviously must have read about it. I understand what you are saying. Sometimes, if we keep thinking about something or are obsessed with something, we tend to correlate e...  Read Full »

Why do I stress over animal cruelty so much?

Query: Hi, I stress over animal cruelty so much. I worry so much about the animals that I can not even sleep at night. Why do I obsess so much over animals getting hurt? I fight with people hurting animals, and I can not stop worrying about animals. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no answer to your questions. You have great feelings and an obsession with animals. Everyone has some craze or obsession in their life, like painting, photography, dance, or music. Just like that, you are obsessed with animals. I hope ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from health anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from health anxiety. I used to get eight hours of sleep and one hour of walk everyday. I keep my body mass index according to my height and weight. But sometimes, I am not able to follow my schedule properly, that makes me feel so depressed. I always want to see myse...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I can understand your situation and concern about your health. It is good to take care of your health but do not get obsessed with it. If you do not take a break from your routine, it will become boring and monotonous. You are not going to be ...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. One night, when I tried to go off to sleep, I had racing thoughts that I had no control over. I did not hear any voices, just thoughts. I could not track them or process them. I was really scared as a result. This phenomenon has been happening whenever I try to go off t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. First of all, I must assure you that there is no evidence of disease called schizophrenia in your case. Schizophrenia is often presented with different kind of prodromal symptoms and they do not match to y...  Read Full »

How to deal with a person obsessed over a girl?

Query: Hello doctor, My 26 year old son has a very volatile open relationship with a girl and they are basically friends with benefits. Her family does not like my son and forbids his access to their home. Due to some situations we got to know that she is seeing someone else too. As a result of which, the...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is better that you are concerned about your son and you want to keep your family together. It is a good sign for a healthy family support. Though from your account it seems that your son have a risk taking behavior, which is evident as he repeatedly get involved in ...  Read Full »

How to stop wasting too much time on the internet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wasting most of the time on the internet. I am always chatting through the internet and trying to find what others are doing. I am also repeatedly thinking of the same. I am unable to concentrate in any other events. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a very common problem faced nowadays. Particularly occurs when you have extra liking or passion towards anything. Trust me, this in future may lead to obsession and compulsion towards it and may lead to social dysfunction and withdrawal. This fits into interne...  Read Full »

I am jealous and obsessed because my boyfriend praises another girl. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting too much jealous and unable to handle the obsession. Three years back, my boyfriend asked a girl out, and he got rejected. After this, he started dating me. For the past three years, he never stopped appreciating her and her qualities. At one point he said that "she is so ...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It is not your fault. You need to talk to your boyfriend. These are normal emotional expressions, anyone at your place will react in the same way. He should be mature enough to take his past as past. Comparisons...  Read Full »

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