Ptsd

PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological condition, that results from witnessing or experiencing a terrifying event. The symptoms include recurrent memories of the event, nightmares, avoiding places or people that remind of the event, hopelessness, lack of interest, and negative thoughts.

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I am getting nightmares, chest pain and something uneasy in my stomach after an accident. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was hit by a car while I was on my scooty 13 days back. I am getting nightmares and cannot sleep. I cannot drive because of fear, and I feel like having chest pain and something uneasy in my stomach when the incident is recalled or when I see someone with a motorcycle. I am drinking...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Generally, it resolves in six months, but I can understand how difficult these six months will be for you. Every motorcycle car might remind you of this incident. Now the best way ...  Read Full »

The therapist wants to reintroduce the abuser to my child. Is this standard protocol?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a child who was severely abused (physical, domestic, verbal, and emotional abuse) from birth to age 5 by their biological father. At age 5, their biological father was not allowed to see our child and it remained that way for about seven years. My child is 12 now and has been d...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your therapist is doing it correctly. It can be part of the management, but I would like to suggest that it will be better first to introduce pictures of the biological father or his accessories and observe your child's reaction. Then, in the follow-up session...  Read Full »

How to overcome insomnia due to PTSD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from extreme insomnia due to PTSD, which includes very intense nightmares. I also have depression. I need help and sleep. I am attaching my records. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The image that you have attached is significantly cropped out (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and I am unable to see any medicines that you are currently on. The drug most helpful for insomnia in PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is Prazos...  Read Full »

Can I experience pain all over my body due to poor posture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. My weight is 58 kg, and my height is 174 cm. I am doing yoga, and some basic basketball exercises 2 to 3 times a week. Overall I am doing a sitting job and having a healthy diet, taking vitamins, good progress in yoga, working on my posture, no alcohol, no smokin...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and reviewed your X-ray images carefully, and would explain that your symptoms could be related to a wrong posture during childhood. Still, I do not see anything serious in your X-ray studies. For this reason, I would recomme...  Read Full »

Why is that I always feel sad and helpless and I am not able to concentrate in my work?

Query: Hi doctor, I have always been a sad person throughout my life, and when I was small, my father used to hit and scold me for very small mistakes. I have no confidence in myself. I get scared very easily. I have dyslexia, and recently I am not able to concentrate on my studies and anything. My father...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening, or distressing events. A person with PTSD often relie...  Read Full »

Why am I having bad shakiness in my hands and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bad shakiness on my hands and legs. I have extreme trouble sleeping and I wake up every 45 to 60 minutes with sweating. Sometimes I hallucinate with sights and sounds. Sometimes I develop a burning sweat after eating. I have tried taking different foods and it has not helped me. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Elevated TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) can be responsible for the symptoms of weak muscles, fatigue, constipation, depression, and loss of hair and tick nails. You need to evaluate your thyroid antibodies and do an ultrasound. An endocrinologist is a person who deal...  Read Full »

Faced domestic and sexual abuse. Now, PTSD is ruining my life. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, PTSD is controlling my life. I was raped six to seven times and faced domestic abuse for four months until I escaped. Each time sex has been hard for me. After the domestic abuse, it is so bad that I have to stop in some strokes and if not then I will throw up on them.Sometimes it happen...  Read Full »


Dr. D. V. R. Poosha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your concern with me. I can understand your situation and feelings. I can assure you that this is not going to be with you forever. You would benefit from counseling and therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) by a clinica...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for PTSD, depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor,What is your recommendation for someone with PTSD, depression, and anxiety?  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If a person is suffering from PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), depression and anxiety, they will probably need a combination of medication and psychological therapy to manage their condition. Lexapro (Escitalopram) is a good antidepressant that can be helpful in...  Read Full »

What are the withdrawal symptoms of discontinuing Celexa in the middle?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went off my medicine Celexa, that I was taking on for over 10 years. I went through a lot of trauma in the past 4 years. I was just starting to do better and was using natural supplements. 5 months after going off medicines, I moved to a different town where I had to look fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail. I can understand what you are going through and you have my sympathies for the same. Though your mental health is quite disturbed right now, you have many reasons to be optimistic as far as your anxiety, depression and post-...  Read Full »

I have PTSD, anxiety, depression and started noticing blackouts. What can I do?

Query: Hello Doctor, I recently consulted a counsellor suggested by my probation officer and discovered that I have extreme post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, etc. I wonder if any of this could be related to the trouble I have got myself into. When I get very overwhelmed with emotio...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should get yourself investigated for the blackouts and memory problems you face. First, you should consult a neurologist for that. Once every other neurological issue are cleared, then only we can diagnose whether it as related to your anxiety, depression or PTSD...  Read Full »

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