Psychological Effects

The effects of both physical and psychosocial (mental) health are always considered when determining the etiology of an illness or treatment outcome. The term "psychological effect" refers to those effects that alter physical health by affecting the function of consciousness, feeling, or motivation. The most common health-associated psychological effects are stress, anxiety, depression, increased hunger, and sleep disturbances.

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Can stress lead to an erection problem during intercourse?

Query: Hello, I got married two weeks ago. Everything was fine before marriage and still fine but getting problem in erection just at the time of intercourse from day first. Firstly I think it is because of so much travel and tiredness it is happening. But still the same, it erected fully during foreplay a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what I can understand after reading your problem is I can say that it is mostly psychological since you said that you think too much regarding how to proceed which puts a lot performance pressure and in the end it gets stressed out. It is a very natural and common to...  Read Full »

I have intrusive and aggressive thoughts after watching violent movies. Does it mean I have schizophrenia?

Query: Hello doctor, Are violent video games and other visual entertainment terrible for people with schizophrenia, or does it depend from person to person? For example, I possibly have mild to medium schizophrenia that manifests in foolish and intrusive thoughts. I did not observe being affected by violen...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for consulting with us. A person who has schizophrenia has difficulty differentiating between virtual and real life. People suffering from mild symptoms will not have any problem with video games or violent movies. However, a schizophrenic patient gets violent ...  Read Full »

I have had eye tics for the last two years and ophthalmic test results are normal. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed an eye tic two years back, where I was forcefully blinking my right eye. I did this for around five months which affected my daily life. Then, with the practice of meditation and breathing exercise, the tic reduced drastically. But I think it altered the movements of my rig...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and recommend starting Gabapentin or low-dose Clonazepam to help release muscle tension. Another possible treatment option is Fluvoxamine, which can help treat OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and psychogenic tics like in your case. I ho...  Read Full »

We are newly married, and we hardly have healthy sex. How to overcome this?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married one year ago. And we have sex occasionally, like maybe once in a month that too once my husband obtains an erection. It is always me who gets upset and fight when he comes close. We are newly married, and I hardly experienced a healthy sexual life. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If he is not regular in sex, then there is a need for evaluation. Having sex once or twice a month is not sufficient. If his erections are poor, try to talk with him and find out if anything is bothering him. Also, get his serum testosterone levels done to rule out ...  Read Full »

Why do I experience brain fog only during the day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and have been having several issues lately that have really been bothering me. The first one started back in September. I started leaking urine. This issue is still going on and has not stopped. I went and saw a doctor, and they gave me some antibiotics and thought i...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which is a more accurate test compared to the CT scan and does not impose the risk of radiation. I would also recommend checking thyroid hormone levels a...  Read Full »

Can a brain tumor cause transient blindness and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old male. I think I have a brain tumor. I am getting an MRA tomorrow. Will this confirm? Then what? I have occasional transient blindness in the left eye when bending over and standing back up for approximately 10 seconds to two minutes hurts a little to touch, with dull p...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would explain that the symptoms are not suggestive of a brain tumor. Vascular disease of the brain (blood vessels) could mimic this situation. For this reason, an MRA (magnetic resonance angiography test) has been prescribed. Another issue to consider would be sinu...  Read Full »

How to find whether a structural deformity is a real or a perceived abnormality?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a structural deformity that no one seems to understand. I feel very self-conscious about this, and it is clear that something is wrong with my legs.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for posting a query. From your description, it appears that you are very much concerned about your leg deformity that others do not pay any attention to. First of all, I would like to tell you that the deformity is quite possible as it is caused by various condi...  Read Full »

I get only partial erection during intercourse. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I am married with two kids. I have been experiencing erection problems for the past eight months. I am able to get erection most of the time but it doest last until intercourse. My morning erections have disappeared. I have no diabetic history, no blood pressure...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have some questions from my side. Do partial erection occurs only during intercourse or during masturbation? Are you able to insert during intercourse or that is also not possible? Do you have any history of diabetes or hypertension? Are you a smoker or alcoholic?  Read Full »

How do lowering the dose of Xanax plays a role in psychologial effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking 4 mg of Xanax a day to treat severe panic attack syndrome and associated high levels of general anxiety for 15 years. My doctor arrived at the 4 mg per day amount gradually and it works very well along with CBT from a therapist. Before two months, when I received the...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few clarifications and advice that I need to make. Reducing the dosage of Alprazolam results in Alprazolam withdrawal. A reduction by 25% is unlikely to be physically dangerous but the withdrawal symptoms are going to be highly unpleasant. The anxiety ...  Read Full »

How to control my constant urge for anal masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with sex related to long anal masturbution and it is causing my life at risk. I cannot concentrate properly on my studies. I am feeling constantly with my anus. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Sajid Shaikh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query but it is not very clear. You have not mentioned how many times you masturbate or if it is causing problems other than psychological, and the exact nature of these psychological issues. However, I will address the last part directly where you fee...  Read Full »

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