Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are a group of antidepressant medications, which act by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. They are used to treat the symptoms caused due to depression and are comparatively safer than other antidepressants. Citalopram, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, and Sertraline are few examples of SSRIs.

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I scream a lot while having panic attacks with anxiety. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am not sure if I should be doing this, but I am worried. I really want to die. I have always considered it, but I have goals like seeing my books published. But, for the past few months, I have cared less for the books and more for how to die. I am trapped in school to study engineering...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms suggest some adjustment issues related to ongoing problems. These issues are resulting in the lack of pleasure and thus deteriorating the depression. The symptoms like a wish to die, inability to find pleasure in anything, feeling weak and tired, panic sympto...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe panic attacks without reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Recently, I had a breakup. Currently, I do not have a job and so, mentally I am feeling insecure. I am getting severe panic attacks for no reason. Even, I do not want to go out of my room. I feel sleepy all the time. Whenever I go out, I feel that I am going to...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Recurrent severe panic attacks should be evaluated. Thyroid function tests should be done to rule out hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is an important cause of panic attacks. You have a fear of getting stroke or heart attack and this could b...  Read Full »

I suffer from severe anxiety and depression after my husband's death. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My current issues are depression and anxiety. Honestly, it all started when my husband passed on our son's 1st birthday. I have just let it build up and now I cannot control the way I feel. I cry over crazy things and I get mad over little things. I cannot sleep at night, because I have n...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for your loss. It is common to develop severe anxiety and depression after any significant loss in life. Prolonged grief results in development of depression. Please try to keep yourself busy. Spend time in outdoors with your son and this will help to reduce t...  Read Full »

Does PMS show dizziness with stomach cramps in women?

Query: Hi, I am a female, 36 y/o. I hope you can help me with my health inquiry. I’ve been suffering from severe dizziness and stomach cramps since last night. I feel like spinning especially when I try to look down. I have a cervical spondylosis. Undergone PT a few months back and not taking any me...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq I hope your doing well. I understand that you are having PMS symptoms. Premenstrual disorders affect up to 12% of women. There are no unique physical findings or lab tests to positively diagnose premenstrual syndrome. Recommendation from guidelines are 1. Selective serotonin re...  Read Full »

How long does it take to become normal after a panic attack?

Query: Hi doctor,Last night, I had a bad panic attack with shortness of breath, shaking, heart racing and chest pains. Today, I have chest soreness and discomfort. Is this normal? When will it stop? I have anxiety and I am prone to anxiety attacks, but none with chest pain. I am on regular Zoloft 75 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fast heart rate (palpitations), chest pain or heaviness and breathing difficulty are all observed during a panic attack. These are classical symptoms of panic disorder. Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor given in panic attacks. A panic attack may take ...  Read Full »

Why do I have the feelings of being judged?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried male. I have become extremely self-conscious and unproductive during the past one year. I do not feel sad, but I feel that I am not good enough. I have become reclusive and feel stupid. Initially, I was a very shy child. Then I become more confident and could ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feelings of being judged, self-consciousness, lack of confidence, etc., are the symptoms seen in depression. These symptoms are also seen commonly in social anxiety. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, etc., can help to reduce ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some medicine to overcome depression ?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from depression and I have symptoms of OCD for the past ten years. I repeat my activities like reading the same line again and again being scared of missing something. I count each and every number and believe four is to be my lucky number and even while breathing I count...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The symptoms you have mentioned suggest OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). In more than 50% of patients, OCD depression is found to be comorbid. The symptoms like reading one line again and again and feelings that you might miss ...  Read Full »

What makes a person feel disturbed in life?

Query: Hi doctor, Before two years, I had cerebral anoxia related to cardiac arrest. After that, I forgot everything related to my profession. I am giving an exam and not being able to clear since two years. I am unable to concentrate and study. Though, I used to be a very good student. Most important is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. What kind of anoxic spell was that? Please explain me in your follow up. Did your MRI or CT scan brain report mention something? You have repetitive fights with your wife, have work related stress, poor enthusiasm at work, stressful life, la...  Read Full »

I am gaining weight with Paroxetine and Mirtazapine. Can I use Zoloft?

Query: Hi doctor, I have OCD and bipolar depression. I am taking Paroxetine and Mirtazapine for OCD and sleep respectively. I am gaining too much weight. Can I switch to Zoloft?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Both Mirtazapine and Paroxetine are known to cause weight gain. Sertraline (Zoloft) also causes some weight gain. So, in my opinion shifting to Sertraline will not be a good idea. Other SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Flu...  Read Full »

Can I consult a psychiatrist for my memory loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like I am in a constant brain fog state. I have terrible social anxiety as I cannot remember anything to talk about. This has kept me from truly pursuing anything. I do not want to look stupid. In school, I usually zone out and often forget the names of people who I already met. So...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, a psychiatrist can help with memory loss. First of all considering your age, the memory loss you have is not due to organic causes. But, most likely due to poor focus and concentration, which in turn due to social anxiety and depression. Brain fog like state and s...  Read Full »

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