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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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Can home remedies be used to treat OCD and agoraphobia?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from agoraphobia and OCD, from all the symptoms that I have been exhibiting for the past four years. On most days, I am on the edge of my seat with a large amount of anxiety, and I am constantly worrying about my breathing and paying attention to different parts of my...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are some online consultation sites and online portals where those prescriptions can be uploaded and medicines are delivered home. If you have something like this at your place, could you look into local online consultations and get medicines? You will ideally need ...  Read Full »

My 18-year-old brother is suffering from depression. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 18 years old; he is currently going through a tough phase of depression. He is not able to go out of the home. Currently, he has no friends to talk to. He also has a bad habit of picking his hair from his head. Bald patches are seen. Also, he gets angry about small things...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understand your concern. Unfortunately, it appears your brother suffers from trichotillomania, a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. In this disorder, patients have an irresistible desire to do something (hair pulli...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from a lack of sexual drive. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I was treated with Olanzapine 5 mg for OCD like symptoms. After a few months, I got better, and the doctor stopped the medicine. So, I joined a private medical college to start my medical studies. I was chosen as the batch representative. And I did my duties and s...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Excessive salivation can be due to medications. Kindly discuss with your treating psychiatrist regarding adding Trihexyphenidyl to the current regimen for the same. Regarding lack of sexual drive, the following things can help: Discuss w...  Read Full »

How to deal with suicidal thought and fear of death while driving?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I am having suicidal thoughts and not able to get into a parking space. I am a new driver, and I am scared that I will die while driving. I also feel like I am low than other people. I am having this problem for a several years. I have OCD, depression, and genera...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You appear to be less confident and excessively worried about driving. Many young drivers feel the same, but you appear to be more affected by anxiety related to driving and parking. Always remember that you will get better with experience. Try to drive at a slow pace...  Read Full »

My doctor did not use gloves on me. Should I get tested?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ENT examination and the specialist did not use gloves but, did not touch the part going into the nose the first time. The tubing, the second time it went up my nose, was touched at the bottom by her at the light. I am very OCD usually and watched this happen but, somehow trust...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You seem to be overly concerned about hygiene. That could indicate an OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I will try to explain each of the infections that you have mentioned. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphyl...  Read Full »

My overactive imagination is making me lose grip on reality. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, From more than a year, I have been facing mental health issues. It started with anxiety about developing schizophrenia and feeling detached from things. Since then, I often get period of extreme anxiety, involuntary mental images of memories, imagination, dreams, and distorted memories...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it appears that you are having OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Yes, all of your symptoms can be seen in it. The main problem is that you do not have control over your thoughts, that is why imagery and other ruminations occur. The extreme anx...  Read Full »

Can I replace Paroxetine with Buspar to fight serotonin depletion?

Query: Hello doctor, My complaints started 22 years back, light feeling in the head, cramped neck and chest, hypochondriacal thoughts about heart disease (which I do not have). This caused several panic attacks and anxiety and finally chronic fatigue. My doctor prescribed Paroxetine 20 mg and after some ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have provided a helpful insightful summary of your problems. As you rightly identified, your difficulties appear to be related to excessive anxiety. Panic attacks, obsessive preoccupation about breathing, fatigue and sleep disturbance appear to be related to high a...  Read Full »

Should I tell my partner about my OCD, stammer, and libido problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I am suffering with OCD and I stammer for past 15 years along with laziness and tiredness all the time. My appetite is not good and so my weight is approximately 116 to 121 pounds only. I have changed many psychiatrists in last 15 years. I had Nexito 20 mg, Cipla...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and co-morbid anxiety. The combination of Fluoxetine 20 mg and 10 mg Escitalopram (Nexito) was totally irrational. It is not advisable to take two SSRIs (Selective serot...  Read Full »

I suffer from anxiety and OCD. Is it due to increase in FT3 level?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffered from terrible anxiety and OCD that seems to come and go over time. My mother had exactly the same disorder like myself. She was diagnosed with an under active thyroid and autoimmune thyroid issue. On taking medication to sort her levels she has been free from the mental heal...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have sub-clinical hyperthyroidism and the FT3 here does not seem to be high enough to be causing the symptoms that you have mentioned so rest assured on that front as of now. This condition d...  Read Full »

I am gaining weight with Paroxetine and Mirtazapine. Can I use Zoloft?

Query: Hi doctor, I have OCD and bipolar depression. I am taking Paroxetine and Mirtazapine for OCD and sleep respectively. I am gaining too much weight. Can I switch to Zoloft?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Both Mirtazapine and Paroxetine are known to cause weight gain. Sertraline (Zoloft) also causes some weight gain. So, in my opinion shifting to Sertraline will not be a good idea. Other SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Flu...  Read Full »

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