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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I hear an odd voice in me. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I know it is something odd, but I have to ask. These days I am hearing something odd. I do not like hearing or to say I am being pissed by that. I am hearing a voice saying that your height will increase if you masturbate. I guess it as an odd hearing. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to assure you that around 5% of us experience such voices in our lifetime. The possibility is generally higher during teenage. I am not aware of your age. If you are a teenager, then this could be a n...  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

Anesthesiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Will lowering the dose of psychiatric drugs help to reduce the manic episodes in my son?

Query: Hi doctor, My 25-year-old son just came out of the psychiatric hospital and the medication given to him makes him more manic, delusional with side effects, but the doctor did not listen to them. Now I need to adjust quickly because he is escalating. This has happened after every release. They incre...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stopping the medicines abruptly might precipitate withdrawal. But you can reduce the doses gradually. Tegretol can be reduced to 100 mg twice daily, and then after a week evening dose can be stopped. Dose of Temazepam can be halved, and then this can be stopped aft...  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. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can anxiety disorder occur after a few years of depression?

Query: I was just wondering 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 disagnosed with depression a few years ago and put into counselling 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

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. when you are started affected in your routine life or social life then it is diagnosed as mental illness. if you are not functional (functional impairment)due to any symptoms then it is an illness. example, you are going to attend the exam tomorrow, so ...  Read Full »

Will my husband shouting at me affect my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is very broadminded and good hearted. He is an all rounder in every arena, both at home and outside. He can manage anything and can do any task. But, he quickly gets irritated when saw any flaw around. He expects me to be 100% perfectionist in any work at home. Due to the irr...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you are facing a hard time dealing with your husband at times he gets irritated and you feel concerned about your baby if she gets affected by this attitude. Here, I am telling you something related to psychological theories and research findi...  Read Full »

Is difficulty breathing after a workout sign of heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I have been having left side pain from my shoulder blade down to my arm till the tip of the last finger. I have had ECGs, blood work, chest x-rays and finally a CT angiogram. All were normal. I am tempted to go to the ER every time this happens, because I think this migh...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you and have thoroughly worked through your case. I can well realize the sensitivity of the issues you are feeling right now. My discussion today will mostly comprise of reassurance and explaining the things in the best possible way for easy understanding. Th...  Read Full »

I often get angry. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I cannot control my emotions. In certain situations, I easily get angry and irritated. I also start blaming the other person for the mistake. I take everything negatively and also speak in a negative way. I do not have patience during that time. Please give me...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an intermittent explosive disorder which is an impulse control disorder. In this, there is an explosive anger outburst during which your anger makes you do and utter things like blaming others, which you regret after the episode. Most patients descr...  Read Full »

Why does my mom's behavior change every minute?

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my wife are stressed by my mom's behavior. She keeps changing every single minute and fights with us for small matters. Kindly help me to resolve this.  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a common situation, but the causes can be varied. First what I need to know is that whether this is a recent change or has been her nature since early years. Both would mean differing lines of management. Interpersonal relationships and communication are complex a...  Read Full »

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