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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Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a session with one of the doctors in this forum. She helped me in getting into focus and gave me ideas on overcoming my problems. But, I seem to be lost and blank lately. Nothing seems interesting and everything happening around me seems suspicious. I see myself emotionally... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, you could be suffering from depression. Depression of such intensity requires medication and cure is possible in such cases. Breath relaxation exercises or meditation is also helpful, but not a substitute for medications. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 30 year old daughter is suffering from anxiety disorder and washes her hands two to three times, as she fails to remember. Also, she faces the same problem during a bath. But with reasoning, she is trying to overcome. We are trying hard by talking to her to reduce her fear and compu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It can be treated with both medications and psychotherapy, although the best result is when both modalities are combined. Fluoxetine is a relatively safer drug considering future pr... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from type 2 bipolar disorder. 10 years ago, I was diagnosed and treated for depression alone. I am a 42 year old female. I got married and have two kids. I stop the medication for five years and then I started to take it for the last one year. I am taking Lamictal 200 mg ev... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is not helping much, then you can discuss with your treating doctor regarding either substituting it or adding another medicine for bipolar disorder. Certain non-pharmacological methods that will assist are as follows. Follow a flexible r... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from OCD. She always washes and cleans everything, even electronic things. She will not touch anyone who come from outside. If in case she touches, then she does take bath immediately. If there is any fly at home, she will watch and wash all those things. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, it seems to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsion disorder) only. One thing I want to ask is whether it causes stress to your wife or does she consider her habits as alright. In case, we finally came to a diagnosis of OCD it requires p... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Query: Hello doctor, My query is relating to a friend that seems to have a mental health issue. She is 24 years old, 5 feet 10 inch, and is not currently on any medication. She was previously on medication for depression and anxiety. Her behavior is very concerning and tends to center around attention see... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, the following differentials can be drawn: Emotionally unstable personality disorder Narcissistic personality disorder Histrionic personality disorder But the exact diagnosis, if any, can only be made after a detailed evaluation by a psychiatr... Read Full »