Ocd

The full form of OCD is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It is a mental illness, where a person has recurring and uncontrollable thoughts or feels the urge to keep repeating an action. A few examples of OCD are repeatedly washing hands, fear of germs, rearranging things, and counting repeatedly.

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Will Paroxetine taken for depression cause a sedative effect?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I take Paroxetine and Ashwagandha root? I suffer from OCD, anxiety, and depression. I am wondering if I am able to take those without a sedative side effect. I am currently on Paroxetine 20 mg once a day.  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Ashwagandha root is effective for depression and anxiety. Taking Ashwagandha with sedatives may aggravate the sedation and sleepiness. But clinically not been proven that taking both cause sedation. This is the complainant from a few of our patients. Also, it m...  Read Full »

How to prevent serotonin syndrome while taking antidepressants?

Query: Hi doctor, I am under treatment for OCD and anxiety symptoms. I have had very hard months with extreme anxiety, panic attacks and depersonalization. Now, I am on Duloxetine 60 mg (will stop in the next 7 weeks), Paroxetine 20 mg (will be reduced in the following weeks), Clomipramine hydrochloride...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is always a possibility of serotonin syndrome when two or more serotonergic antidepressants are being used. However, Clomipramine and an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Paroxetine are frequently used together in resistant OCD (obsessive-compulsive...  Read Full »

How to achieve and maintain the standard dose of Zolcalm to help sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, and IBS(digestive issues). Due to my exam stress and terrible insomnia, my psychiatrist prescribed my Etilaam, Sobrium, and Zolcalm. But due to prolonged use of Zolcalm, I have reached a point where even 20 mg is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You must continue tablet Nexito and Petril. If you are taking tablet Zolfresh 20 mg then you must continue tablet zolfresh 15 mg for four weeks then take 10 mg for another foue weeks. Now you are stable on tablet zolfresh 10 mg. Then...  Read Full »

Which is the best form of Paroxetine hydrochloride?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with depression, OCD and anxiety. My current medications are Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate and Clonazepam. I would like to know if Paroxetine hydrochloride formulation is the same as Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate.  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a little chemical variation. But, the dose will remain the same in both the formulation. For further information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist  Read Full »

Will Kratom with antidepressants cause anxiety flare-ups?

Query: Hello doctor, I have OCD and anxiety and have been on Prozac and Mirtazapine for about three months. I used to be dependent on marijuana for about six months. I decided to quit three months ago and started using kratom to help quell my marijuana cravings. For the most part, it did not seem to affec...  Read Full »


Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You already have OCD and anxiety also. You are taking psychiatric medicines and also drugs. What is your age? As a psychologist, I want to say that first of all you consult a psychiatrist for your medications and drugs also. From psychological point of view, you hav...  Read Full »

Can serology test detect rabies?

Query: I’m worried my rabies serology test results will be inaccurate. Is it possible for an unbound pathogen to end up in the blood sample and antibodies to multiply from that?  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: My dear, If every physician would be as concerned and worried as you are, the world would be a safer place. However, these “IFs” that your mind produces are a symptom of an OCD spectrum disorder with health issues as its main topic. Of course you are protected against rabies, the vac...  Read Full »

How long does Sertraline take to start working after increasing the dose?

Query: Hello, I have depression, OCD, and anxiety. It started five months back. I started with 25mg sertraline a month later when I was diagnosed by my GP, then a week later 50mg, then three weeks later 75mg, which was I was on for about 5 - 6 weeks. Sertraline made me feel better for the most part, and ea...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq - Sertraline is a good choice of medication for depression, OCD and anxiety. - I note that you are on 100 mgs once daily at present. It will help in making you better but if your symptoms are still present, dose needs to be increased further. Especially for OCD maximum ...  Read Full »

Why am I moved to laugh though I intend to cry?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an issue that is extremely difficult and bothering me, but my psychiatrist said he has never heard of it, and it is worrying me. I have been diagnosed with BPD, bipolar and OCD. I am 36 years old. I had kidney cancer last year and had surgery. I have been on Seroquel 50 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to bipolar disorder. You should know that bipolar disease can lead to episodes of depression and also mania (uncontrolled euphoria or laughter). An obsession could also mimic this situat...  Read Full »

How do I overcome excessive thoughts of vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not know how to explain my state. Since many years, I feel like vomiting when I see or smell dirty things. I cannot just sit with a drunken person. I cannot even resist when someone is vomiting or coughing or just clearing their throat. To get rid of this vomiting feeling, I started...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your statement of 'I feel like vomiting when I see or smell dirty things and I cannot just sit with a drunk person' are commonly found in normal individuals and does not signify any mental or psychological disorder. But, your statement that you canceled your official tr...  Read Full »

Can Cymbalta be used for symptoms of OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old man. I have been experiencing panic disorder, OCD symptoms and excessive levels of anxiety. In the last few months, major changes in my life have happened. For instance; quitting my job and moving to another city triggered my anxiety symptoms. I usually feel drowned in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhijeet Deshmukh

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for describing your query in detail. To start with, you might be absolutely right in saying that the current increase in your anxiety and associated feelings could be secondary to the change of place. Change of residence and workplace is always an anxiety-provok...  Read Full »

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