Psychotherapy or talk therapy is the method where a broad variety of mental illness and emotional problems are treated through communication between a person and a mental health specialist. The different types of psychotherapy are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic theory, psychoanalysis, and supportive therapy.

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How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. For the past 160 days, I have been suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan ...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old son is a master manipulator. Is he suffering from ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 10 years old. Since one year, he has been urinating in his pants in school and often arguing with adults and sometimes with other kids. He has once threatened me that he would commit suicide. He tells people he is a "master manipulator" and that there is nothing wrong with hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From your description, there are two things which come to my mind apart from the ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). One is ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), and the other one is a conduct disorder. But, your description...  Read Full »

My 15 year old son shows a lot of anger and aggressiveness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 15 year old son is showing a lot of anger and aggressiveness. Please see his attached files for the details. I want your second opinion. I need your opinion on the possible treatment of my son to reduce his extreme angriness, lack of patience, and restlessness. His exams are around...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know a more detailed history of your son: Since when is he having such behavior? You also mentioned that he is very sincere about his study, and his behavior is...  Read Full »

Why does my body stop breathing when I am focused on something else other than breathing?

Query: Hello doctor,My body stops breathing when I focus my mind on something else other than breathing. And I only start breathing when I concentrate on breathing again. This problem only happens when I remember about it.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from stopping to breathe while focusing your mind on something else other than breathing. Breathing is a continuous process that is primarily subconscious...  Read Full »

I always tend to overthink and imagine the worst. Do I have a disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I always overthink things that are really impossible to happen, and I feel it becomes a reality. I start to panic and feel like I am going to be crazy at any time. I feel like there is no safe place to go, and I am shaking. It feels like I forgot to breathe. I cannot even focus on my t...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Your panic attacks can be controlled by medication. The underlying cause of panic attacks needs to be evaluated. It can be that you were exposed to a lot of stress in the early years of your life while escaping from the burning house, et...  Read Full »

Are pronounced hyperacusis, tinntus and headache the symptoms of Meniere's?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to share my story quickly, and my question is to those who suffer from Meniere's. Does this sound at all like the syndrome? I have not received a Meniere's diagnosis, but I am scared I might be in the early stages of it because only one ear is involved. About 14 months a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If Epley maneuver has improved your dizziness, then it does not seem to be Meniere's disease, and also you used to get vertigo only when you shake your head which is not so in Menier's. Also, you will have hearing loss as well in Meniere's. Ringing in your left ear, is...  Read Full »

How to get someone out of manic state?

Query: Hi doctor, How would you calm someone out of a manic state?  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mania is a psychiatric condition that is ultimately treatable with medicines. It can be treated by counseling or therapy. In the initial stages certain non-medication first aid measures can be useful. Asking the patient to go to bed and take rest as if he has flu. ...  Read Full »

I feel like a loser who is good for nothing. Please guide me on what to do.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I am currently studying civil engineering. I feel like a total loser¬†all the time. I do not only feel, but it is also true that I am good at nothing. I do not know how to make good friends. I do not have any talent. I do not study well, and I failed in many subje...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the question. No one is a loser unless he considers himself as a loser. Circumstances could be negative, but the person's perception is the key. Whatever is your behavior today, whatever body language you have today, are all learned from your past experiences a...  Read Full »

I have brain zaps after reducing my dose of Venlafaxine and Mirtazapine. How to cure it permanently?

Query: Hi doctor, I struggle with severe Venlafaxine withdrawal symptoms no matter how slowly I taper off. I have also tapered off Mirtazapine, so it is all catching up with me. I need another antidepressant to help with brain zaps and electrical arcing that I get every five seconds in my head. Kindly sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for consulting with us. Are you tapering your medication under the advice of your psychiatrist? I suggest you take tablet Escitalopram 10 mg while tapering your Venlafaxine. Sometimes you may have withdrawal symptoms for four to six weeks, and you will be norma...  Read Full »

I am getting mental images of the past for the ten months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from what I think are mental problems since last year. To give you some context, I went abroad for studies, and I felt extremely lonely and miserable there. After a year, I was suffering from sleep problems. However, one day, I had confusing thoughts, just before ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This problem you are facing is a mental illness for sure. The description of your symptoms seems that it is a serious issue, as it has been persistent for the past 10 months. The problem you are facing is probably visual hallucinations or illusions, which are a part of ps...  Read Full »

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