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 »

What is the treatment followed for social phobia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have social phobia. I have this problem from my childhood. Till now, I have not visited any doctor. I am explaining my common issues. Please go through it and please suggest me. I dislike being introduced to other people. I find hard to go outside. I cannot be confident in front of oth...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your problem, and I can understand your concern. You have social phobia and anxiety disorder. You need to consult a psychiatrist soon as depression and avoidant personality disorder are difficult to differentiate from a social anxiety disorder. In so...  Read Full »

How can we manage OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I have OCD. I have the habit of counting books for the past five to six years. I have disturbed sleep with many thoughts for one hour for at least seven to eight years. But, for the last two years, I am avoiding such rational things. I also experience mood changing beh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You are having symptoms of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), social anxiety and depression. You have controlled most of your OCD symptoms and have a problem of excessive sedation with the drug. Most of SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake...  Read Full »

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