Psychotherapy

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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I am getting distracted during sleep. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, When I sleep at night under AC or fan around midnight I feel as if my whole digestive system is moving upwards toward brain and my ears starts ringing. I am feeling that my back side of my brain and my eye nerve are also getting stretched. I am getting such feeling mostly when I am sleepi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all I feel there is a need for proper checkup with in-person consultation with a psychiatrist for your stress. The symptoms are indicative of excessive stress rather than anything related to AC or fan. It is also pr...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take schizophrenia medicines life long?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Nexito Forte and Skizoril 12.5 mg daily for the past three to four years. I am under psychiatric medication for the past 10 years. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and ADHD. I have also been diagnosed to be suffering from hypertension and have been given Nebimac 5 mg and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubham Mehta

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are doing well with Skizoril (Clozapine) and Nexito forte (Escitalopram), I think you must continue with the same. Schizophrenia is a terrible psychiatric illness. If it reoccurs, then it will be difficult to manage. Skizoril 12.5 mg is a minimal dose of the dr...  Read Full »

Every day I feel intense disgust for humanity and people. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Every day I feel intense disgust for humanity and people. I struggle with sadism, and my last girlfriend broke up with me because that went too far. It has always been a problem in relationships for me. I hate society so much. Every time I see a person I want to torture them brutally. Ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine how hard it is for you right now, anger, hatred, past traumas and experiences consume us all. In your case, it has gone a little too far. But, the fact that you have reached out even after trying everything is enough for me to see hope and tell you that ye...  Read Full »

What is dissociative disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from some kind of derealization or something for the past five years. It seems to be related to a bunch of vitamins I took to treat autism. Anyway, I seem to be suffering from some kind of grounding disorder that has a lot to do with the kinds of principles that La...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your feelings of detachment. From the available history, I think you are suffering from some type of dissociative disorder. I have considered your neurological checkup is normal. Your history suggests that you have depersonalization disorder whi...  Read Full »

My wife has thoughts of hurting our baby. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am in a relationship and I need to give you her background. As a child growing up she was sexually and physically abused. She has a couple diagnoses however today she confided in me that she was having thoughts of hurting people and our one year old daughter. I can guarantee she wou...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would advise you to start her on medications. The thought of hurting your child should not be taken lightly. Ofcourse she would herself never do it, but you have no idea how powerful these thoughts can be. Please make sure she is on medication and in therapy. I can...  Read Full »

What causes extreme fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. I am managing an IT company. I have suffered from periods of extreme fatigue for the past one and a half year. The first period of fatigue was one and a half year back and it lasted for around 18 days. Then I felt fine for the next five months. From then till tod...  Read Full »


Dr. K V Anand

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You pointed that you never had the period of fatigue problem before. Can you try to recall what happened during that period (before one and a half years)? Was there any excess stress situation or anxiety problems? As you are healthy and doing physical exercise, i...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Venlafaxine and Mirtazapine together?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently taking Venlafaxine and Mirtazapine together. There are discussions around adding Wellbutrin as well, I just wanted to get someone else thoughts on that combination of three drugs. Is it safe? Would it be effective? And is it a known combination of drugs which has been spec...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Combination antidepressant therapy works better if first line monotherapy has not been effective. I note that you are diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD which can sometimes be challenging but gets better with the right treatment regimen. Different combinati...  Read Full »

Can Celexa cause brain damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Celexa for more than 10 years. It was prescribed by my cardiologist and was maintained by my MD. I drank while on it and had several bad experiences. I asked to be taken off and my MD just told me to stop. This was another bad experience. This was about six years ago. I suffered ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding brain damage from long-term use of Celexa (Citalopram), as such you need not be worried about this as Celexa is one of the safest antidepressant. However, your habit of alcohol consumption might have resulted in brain damage. For mild depressive features, medica...  Read Full »

Why do I have female breasts and desire to cross-dress?

Query: Hi doctor, My breasts are as developed as a woman. I dress in a nightie and often strangers address me by madam, which I enjoy. I do not have other feelings. Am I normal?  Read Full »


Dr. K V Anand

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you concern. You are definitely normal. But, you have a behavior disorder. Can call it with fantasy impulse disorder. You need psychotherapy treatment. You are suppose to lessen your breast size by doing specific exercises. Make that area muscular and s...  Read Full »

Can psychotherapy treat OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder). How can it be treated by psychotherapy?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you might be aware, OCD is a chronic, relapsing, and debilitating disorder. It has four themes of manifestation that decides the nature of treatment likely to be effective. So, to determine which form of therapy is more suitable for you, a psychiatrist can guide you...  Read Full »

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