Psychiatric Illness

Psychiatric illness is a range of mental health conditions that affect a person's mood, thinking, and behavior. Some of the examples are depression, anxiety, eating disorder, and schizophrenia. Psychiatric illness can be managed with medication and talk therapy.

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How to reduce anxiety caused due to health issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old. I do not smoke or drink. I am suffering from a health anxiety. Recently I got an ECG and blood test done, the results of which I have attached for your consideration. I have an elevated RBC count. Could this be blood cancer? Also kindly note that I was very anxious du...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports that you posted (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would like to know the indications for which so many investigations were done. Did you have any symptoms or was it a general checkup? Do revert if you have an...  Read Full »

My cousin is not talking to anyone and remains silent. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My cousin is a 23 year old student who is good at academics. He has limited himself to his room. He is not going out at all. Nowadays his exams are over. He does not talk with our family members. He does not have food for days together. If anyone, even his mother tries to talk with hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravi M Soni

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending upon the symptoms you have described, in 23 year old student, there are two possibilities: 1. Psychic breakout: He might have experienced some psychic breakout in this age like, failure in the exams, scolding from the parents or teachers, failure in love and ...  Read Full »

I am not able to decide about my career. Do I need psychiatric consultation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30 year old male. At present, I am struggling to make a move in my career. I have been sitting idle for about eight months and I am confused about which career direction to take. I want to play according to my strength. I am not able to decide about it. I keep changing my decision o...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Indecisiveness could be occurring due to underlying mood disturbance, but to make an exact diagnosis of the problem a detailed evaluation is needed. You are not working for last eight months and struggling in your career. It could be due ...  Read Full »

My mother behaves weirdly with a lot of mood swings. How to treat her?

Query: Hello doctor, First of all, let me thank you for this platform. It is just wonderful that you make professional opinion available for people who have nowhere else to turn. My mother has been showing weird behavior ever since I can remember. The issue is that anytime someone (from our family or othe...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern regarding your mother and your brothers. You have given a beautifully elaborated history, clearly showing your mom is suffering from bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) and needs clinical assistance. She cannot ta...  Read Full »

How to know if a person has anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, What can someone do to be a supportive ally to a friend, family member, or partner who has anxiety? What are the common signs that your loved one might be suffering from anxiety? What are the different ways that anxiety can manifest itself? What are the most typical behaviors or sympt...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To become a supportive ally to a family member or friend or partner who has anxiety one has to accept that he or she has the illness. Anxiety is a psychiatric illness like any other disease or ailment. It should be clear in mind, and this helps to empathize with the...  Read Full »

My son gets a feeling of vomiting during car travel. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is 9 years old. When he gets in a car, he will get hot flashes, shortness of breath, and vomit. His pediatrician says it is motion sickness, but we had traveled a lot before and had no issues. Even he likes amusement rides as well. He has complained of a spot on his head hurti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Like your doctor said it could be motion sickness, which happens with closed vehicles like cars. If your child has asthma or ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), then it could be like he feels suffocate within the closed spaces. It could be habitual also. S...  Read Full »

Can anxiety disorder occur after a few years of depression?

Query: Hi doctor,I wondered if you could give me some help and advice towards anxiety, how to find out if I have it and what to do. I was diagnosed with depression a few years ago and put into counseling, and some of my symptoms did come under the anxiety conditions. In the last two years, more things have...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When you are getting affected in your routine life or social life, it is diagnosed as a mental illness. If you are not functional (functional impairment) due to any symptoms, it is an illness. For example, if you are going to attend an exam tomorrow, you will have nervo...  Read Full »

What is ADHD and how to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with ADHD in second grade, and I was in a learning disability class because I had trouble concentrating. My father was against these classes, so I never got help or treatment for it and ended up dropping out of school and started to work early. As an adult, my brain does no...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. There are some non-pharmacological management for it. It will help if you try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You can do exercises or atleast walk daily for 30 to 45 minutes. You can do meditation fo...  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. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

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 »

Can I use Paroxetine for bipolar II disorder, anxiety disorder, and agoraphobia?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know some treatment options for my conditions. I have bipolar disorder II with social and generalized anxiety. I have panic attacks and agoraphobia due to it. Previously, I was taking Escitalopram, Venlafaxine, Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Lithium, Depakote, Quetiapine, Risperidone,...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can continue taking medications that keep your condition stable at present. Duloxetine is a good option for you and it will not increase your blood pressure. Escitalopram takes around four weeks to show its full effect after starting this medication. Prozac can decr...  Read Full »

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