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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My partner moved to a different city, and I cannot concentrate on work. What do I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am going through a difficult phase. I have been in a relationship with my colleague for the past four years. I then had to move to a different city for work. Now the problem is I have started missing her terribly. I cannot concentrate on work or anything else. We talk over the phone eve... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Any relationship tends to get more emotional over time. In your case, naturally, the emotional bonding took over your logical thinking and behavior. Usually, there should not be anything to worry about. In this modern world, you can keep ... Read Full »
I have been suffering from health anxiety. Sometimes, I am not able to follow my schedule properly which makes me feel so depressed. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I cannot stop overthinking. Please suggest what I should do.
Query: Hello doctor, From the last year, I have been suffering fromheadache, but I neglected it. For the last one month, it has been increasing day by day. Six months back, I consulted a doctor and did an MRI scan and he told that there is nothing to worry. I think the reason is heavy thinking. Because, o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. For you, this trouble could be heartbreaking. You need to understand what is anxiety and what is a panic attack. Anxiety is the body's natural defence mechanism. Without anxiety and related reflex action, our body cannot function prop... Read Full »
I am obsessed and keep pondering about my husband's past love affair. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My husband and I had a love marriage. My husband had an affair six months ago, but the affair is no more. An enemy of my husband reminded me of his past and I am now obsessed with the betrayal and keep on pondering about the past affair. I am afraid that he still is in a secret love a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is more related to insecurity and a matter of trust. There is no medication that can help to gain the trust of your husband. Avoid all the negative thoughts and love your husband and enjoy your marriage life. Your duty is to love and trust your husband. I suggest ... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can OCD cause repeated image popping in mind?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am scared of turning into a gay or homosexual. In the past, I had senseless and intrusive images popping in my head that I am kissing a guy whenever I used to be with my male friends. I never felt an attraction towards any guy. It happened six years before, but ... Read Full »
Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After analyzing your current complaint and taking into consideration your previous history, I am of the opinion that your current symptom is also a symptom of Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). An obsession is an automatic, repetitive, intrusive and senseless thou... Read Full »
How can I stop thinking about my imaginary life?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old girl. I have a very stupid habit that has caused a lot of problem for me, I have met a lot of psychologists, but I could never talk about my exact problem with them. It seems to be a ridiculous problem, but I ask your sincere help. When I was 15 years old, I watched a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing your problem with me. I can understand your problem. You have given a complete elaborated history regarding your problem. You are having repetitive thoughts and are obsessed in your virtual fantasy world. Your problem comes under obsessive compulsive di... Read Full »
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 icliniq.com. 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... Read Full »
My wife suffers from OCD. How to treat the condition?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from OCD. She always washes and cleans everything, even electronic things. She will not touch anyone who come from outside. If in case she touches, then she does take bath immediately. If there is any fly at home, she will watch and wash all those things. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, it seems to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsion disorder) only. One thing I want to ask is whether it causes stress to your wife or does she consider her habits as alright. In case, we finally came to a diagnosis of OCD it requires p... Read Full »