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 control overactive imagination?

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 periods of extreme anxiety, involuntary mental images of memories, imagination, dreams, and distorted memorie...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  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

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are two kinds of fears or phobias. 1) Temporary. 2) 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 wai...  Read Full »

How to control anger?

Query: Hi doctor, I have anger management issues and I am physically abusive in my relationship. I do not know how to control this and really need professional help. I cannot live without my girlfriend. I love her so much. Am I supposed to consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist? What am I supposed to do...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are describing sounds like intermittent explosive disorder which is an impulse control disorder. In it, there are explosive anger outbursts during which your anger makes you do and utter things which you repent after the episode. It is treated with medicines...  Read Full »

Why is there a change in my behavior after stopping psychiatric medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 and was diagnosed with unspecified mood disorder when I was about 8 for constantly getting angry at my parents, but I behaved well at school and other places outside the house. When I was about 10, I started taking 2 mg of Risperidone once a day and 200 mg of Lamotrigine twice...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis of mood disorders is not easily made at the age of 8 years but if you were given that diagnosis then there must have been a detailed assessment of yours. Coming to your questions, our mood, thoughts, and behavior is controlled by certain chemicals in our b...  Read Full »

What can be done to control PTSD and bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PTSD and bipolar disorder type 11 and it is getting harder for me to function daily. I have already seen my health care provider. For this, she gave me a prescription and I still have the manic episodes.  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. I would like to inform you that most of the psychiatric medications take too long to show effects on individuals. Since you were prescribed Risperidone just a week back, there is no need to wait for more time. Most pat...  Read Full »

My daughter is irritable and has rapid mood changes. Are these side effects of Hydrocortisone?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has special needs. She had Cushing's syndrome and an adrenalectomy at the age of 8. She is now 31. She has had some psychiatric problems, and her current medication is 15 mg Hydrocortisone, 1 mcg Fludrocortisone, and 1.5 mg Risperidone daily. We have just taken her on holid...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your daughter. I must say that your daughter is rightly managed till now. These symptoms are not endocrine related. They are more related to the psychological condition, which is pre-existent. It is not easy to adjust anywhere else if one ...  Read Full »

My brother is on OCD treatment for 15 years without improvement. What is your opinion?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother, who is 32 years old, is undergoing treatment for OCD for the last 15 years without much improvement. In fact, his condition has only worsened since the start of the treatment. For the last several days, he has been complaining of erectile dysfunction, urinary hesitancy, droopi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all what you mentioned over in the MRI report could be coincidental finding, and there is less to do with these changes if OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is considered provided there is no family history of OCD or related psychiatric disorder. Now regardi...  Read Full »

Why do I get unwanted thoughts and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from headache, especially in the right side. I have struggled more because of unwanted thoughts since long time. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Sharma

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There may be many reasons for one side headache. From your information, it seems that you are having some sort of psychiatric problem. The most common causes of such kind of presentation is depression. But, there are a lot of other types of problems which present simil...  Read Full »

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking into a career in child psychiatry, but cannot really understand the difference between what a child psychologist would be doing and what a child psychiatrist would be doing. Any child psychiatrists out here who can give me some information?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A child psychiatrist is a psychiatrist who is a medical doctor and treats patients of child psychiatry by pharmacological and non-pharmacological means. They are specialists and gain specialization after attaining a medical graduate degree. A child psychologist is a sp...  Read Full »

Does a feeling of having something in brain and abdomen need medicine?

Query: Hello doctor,My problem is having a feeling all the time that there is something in my right side of the brain and in the abdomen. I also take medicines for the past two years but the problem did not go away. At present, I am taking Clonil 25 and ND Amisulpride. I also have taken Lamotrigine, Fluvox...  Read Full »


Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have described, no doubt your problem is psychiatric and family history related to psychiatric illness are also there. So, there is a possibility of that. Your mind is continuously sending a message to your body that you have a problem in the brain or in the a...  Read Full »

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