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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Can trichotillomania be cured with psychotherapy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from trichotillomania for about 10 years. Usually, when I get stressed or annoyed, I start pulling my hair. I used various home remedies and had ayurveda treatment too, but of no benefit. Currently, I am not on any sort of medication. I got to know that psychothera...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is true that habit reversal training psychotherapy works very well for your condition (trichotillomania - urge to pull out one's own hair). Considering all the emotional and physical impact that this condition has had on you, I think spending on therapy is more than ju...  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

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 »

How to stop self-harming behavior?

Query: Hi doctor, I struggle to focus and I cannot concentrate on my studies. I just think about other things, not always bad things, but sometimes I think about throwing myself out the window. When I am asked a question or if there are some people around, I used to get panic and struggle to answer. My vo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you are describing, it appears that there is a personality disorder. It is not a disease, just a kind of personality that is not very adaptable. This also means that there is nothing to be ashamed of or worried about as far as the diagnosis is concerned. This 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 icliniq.com. 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. Also, b...  Read Full »

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