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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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My daughter has hallucinations since past two weeks. How to overcome this situation? Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter had a bad relationship along with hallucinations. This has been happening for the past two weeks since she moved here with me. It only happened when she lived with her boyfriend, but now it has started here. She says she can hear people talking and thinks I am conspiring ag...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for your query.I understand your concern. Your daughter represents some psychotic symptoms like hallucinations and delusions—substance abuse like Methamphetamine and cannabis. Cannabis can cause psychosis. The condition will improve if it is just a substance-...  Read Full »

Why does my 7-year-old son keep pulling his shirt?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 7, pulls his shirt constantly. He keeps his face that he does not realize what he is doing. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This seems to be an attention seeking behavior by your child. It occurs in those families where both parents are working. If your child does not have any other symptoms like convulsions, altered sensorium and delayed milestones, then there is probably no brain involvem...  Read Full »

I am not able to remember whatever I study. Can I have a psychiatric problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male, who is studying medicine. From childhood, I was an average student. I got good marks in the 10th standard, but in the 11th and 12th standard, I got very bad marks. I do not know what happened, although I study for a long time. Still, I am not getting good marks. I got admissi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, the possibility of a major psychiatric disorder appears limited, but there is clear indication stress having a significant impact on your student life. It is a well-known fact that increased s...  Read Full »

Why is there weird formation of characters in front of my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old woman. I have floaters in my eyes that mostly occur when I wake up in the morning but these floaters are not just wiggly lines, these are characters. They take the form of animals or a marching band or cartoon characters. They have been happening for approximately on...  Read Full »

Dr. Magalage Thilanka Kashyapa Perera

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You cannot call them floaters according to your description. Those are formed hallucinations. First, you have to know whether there is any organic abnormality like parietal lobe lesions in your brain affecting thevisual pathway. I think you should undergo full visual...  Read Full »

How to help a person with a psychological problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 59 years old and had angioplasty three years back. After angioplasty, he was on high medication. Also, he started to develop psychological problems. He is having illusions that my mom is having affair with whosoever comes to our house. He started troubling my mom a lot. Now, he...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This symptom of suspecting fidelity of spouse is known as delusion of jealousy. It is commonly seen in alcohol abusers or addicts. It is treated with antipsychotics. As he does not have insight or understanding into his problem, he is unlikely to see a psychiatrist and...  Read Full »

How to overcome the fear of death?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently after watching a video of a young person dying of heart attack, I have developed a fear of death. Although I am young and have no heart problems, I tend to think about it all the time. Please help me to get rid of this.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here are two kinds of fears or phobias: temporary and permanent. Temporary lasts for few days after you suffer or witness some traumatic thing. Permanent ones would slightly fall under some psychiatric issues worth paying attention. I would recommend you to wait for so...  Read Full »

My father is not eating nor sleeping. Is he having a manic episode?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to know whether my father is having a manic episode. He is aggressive always and forces his assertiveness all the time. He misses his sleep and he does not care about losing it. He is not stopping his work and not noticing it. My mom noticed it and tried to talk with him for being a...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand from the given information that your dad is having a type-A personality. These people are tough to deal and they are assertive and angry. They have immense energy, courage, and use every opportunity to prove that they are the best. I suggest you get alo...  Read Full »

I cannot concentrate on my work and feel stressed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel stressed about small things. I want to finish all my daily tasks within my planned time. When I miss doing them, my mind gets irritated, and I cannot concentrate on my other tasks. I want myself to be perfect, but I cannot be perfect. Every day goes like this, and my mind is not...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Thinking and getting stressed will waste your time and energy. Just love your imperfection and try to improve it but do not force yourself. Otherwise, you will be stressed out. Keep an achievable schedule daily. D...  Read Full »

How to control my partner's extreme anxiety episodes?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner has spells that are occurring more frequently and I am really worried. The symptoms start with extreme anxiety and the need to get away and also sometimes dejavu. Followed by numbness mostly just one side of his face and body, but also total body once or twice. He says he can s...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a severe case of anxiety and panic attack where patients think they have been paralyzed with an unknown fear without them realizing the problem or sometimes the fear. If your partner realizes that he has a fear then he needs therapy. If he does not know the fear ...  Read Full »

Is emotion a psychiatric or a hereditary factor?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, 29 years old, Height 5'6", weight around 119 pounds. I am not undergoing any treatment but want to know that whether being very emotional is related to psychiatric behavior or is it hereditary in anyway as my mother was not a totally mad person but required to undergo some ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shreemit Maheshwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would refrain from using the term mad as we do not consider anybody mad. Psychiatric conditions are just like any other medical illness with proper treatment of each condition. It is common for family members of psychiatric patients to also have a psychiatric illness...  Read Full »

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