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Overthinking can be a sign or symptom of mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and other conditions early on. People can try challenging their thoughts, seeking support from loved ones, or consulting a mental health professional for additional assistance to stop overthinking.

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I am not able to sleep at night. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot sleep at night. Although my head is hurting throughout the day and I know that it is because of not sleeping I still cannot sleep, overthinking all night, and because of this, I have really bad acne now. I do not know how to put my mind at ease and sleep. Can you please help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Close your eyes and concentrate on breathing and relax your whole body. Make comfortable ambient for your sleep means dark rooms, no noise, no mobile or TV at least half an hour before sleep. Drink warm milk for sleep induction. Wear comfortable and loose clothes, wash ...  Read Full »

I tend to react to circumstances that cross my mind which leads to anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I tend to react to circumstances that cross my mind. They mostly give me anxiety. This has been bothering me for the past seven years. What should I do? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You might be suffering from significant depression. There are non-pharmacological ways to treat depression. I suggest you do so by adhering to the recommendations below. Every day for 30 to 45 minutes, you should...  Read Full »

I masturbate and overthink about erection quality. Kindly help.

Query: Hello Doctor, I am concerned about my erection. I am 23 years old male. I do work out regularly. I do not masturbate for 2 to 3 weeks but I do masturbate for five times in two days then take a gap for two weeks. When I am in a gap, I do not masturbate but I overthink that it will affect my erection ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I understand your concern. Do not worry. Weak erections or premature ejaculation seem to be due to excessive masturbation habits, lack of exercise, lack of proper sleep, and lack of proper nutrition. medicines alone will not work permanently to improve your urogenital sys...  Read Full »

What is the underlying cause of my persistent and repetitive negative thoughts, that are impacting my sleep, studies, and overall well-being?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I overthink, particularly about the future. These thoughts keep flooding my mind, making me feel sad and hopeless. I often search the internet for answers and find relief temporarily, but negative thoughts resurface.Despite having a supportive and understandi...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I suggest that you screen yourself for OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). You can do a self-rating test like the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale, which you can easily find in the internet. If the results suggest the possibili...  Read Full »

What causes anxiety, irritability, and lack of confidence?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very anxious about things that I should not be doing on a daily basis. A lot of the time, I feel like I cannot help it. I get very irritated, and I feel very on edge for no reason. When I go out, I cannot talk to people. I avoid being in groups because I feel like I am being judged. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It is not abnormal. Your symptoms are just age-related tantrums. It is an adolescent issue. You do not need any medications. If overthinking affects your daily work and social function, then you need treatmen...  Read Full »

I am emotionally disturbed and have suicidal thoughts. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling emotionally disturbed. I am always overthinking, and negative thinking is killing me from inside. I am having suicidal thoughts. I cannot even concentrate on my studies. I do not understand what to do? How can I tell about this to my parents? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have major depressive disorder due to overthinking or stress. I suggest you do the following to deal with your depression- You should exercise daily ...  Read Full »

I feel stuck when my girl does not respond. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in love with a girl, and everything she does or says, whether good or bad or some facts, gets stuck in my head somewhere, and my day is suddenly dull. I have problems like overthinking and a lack of emotions. I get back to normal only when she texts or talks to me via video call. We ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. First, stop over-expecting from your partner. You are interested in a girl, but she is not still ready, so be prepared for it. You cannot force someone to love or like you. It is better to concentrate on yourself and life rather than wa...  Read Full »

I have become emotionally unstable and devastated after I lost my cat. Is this normal, or am I overthinking?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my cat died, and it was two months old. I was devasted. It made me confused because recently, around six months my close friend's mom also died. But I did not care about it. It sounds horrible, and I know it, but I did not feel any sympathy. Why I am more upset for her? I neve...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Attachment to the people was crucial, and I felt emotions for them. But what you were feeling was quite normal, and it happens to people the things related to them. They do not feel anything about those disaster occasions. So you are not abnor...  Read Full »

I am an overthinker and do not have the inner peace of mind. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, When I was a child or in my teenage I was carefree. Slowly and slowly, situations went from their best to bad. Now the situation is near to worst (of my inner peace of mind). I am an overthinker. I live in a virtual world (not necessarily online), but when I am with people. I think someth...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Repetitive thoughts are difficult to control and cause irritation and low mood. I can understand your concern. Sometimes it becomes OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) also. I would suggest you visit a psychiatrist for proper psychotherapy. Your problem is not severe, s...  Read Full »

I am feeling low and have severe anxiety; I also tend to overthink. How do I overcome these?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel severe anxiety, and I overthink a lot at times. It has been going on for the past four months, and the issue has worsened in the past few days. I have had past trauma of family issues and am dealing with a relationship issue now. I experience sudden anxiety, overthinking about ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder due to relationship issues or underlying stress. There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you to follow a few instructions. Exercise fo...  Read Full »

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