Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy, which uses talk therapy to treat mental illness and emotional problems by changing the thought process. It is commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, depression, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), panic disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
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How are BPD, depression, and anxiety treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently seeking help and I do not know how to go about it. I am a 17 year old ex-mental patient. I stayed in rehabilitation center multiple times and due to it causing health problems. I have been off all medicines for the past three months. It went out of hand now with my paran... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that you are facing many issues at the moment. It must be very difficult for you to deal with all these at once and you are still holding on bravely. It is certainly very courageous of you. As you are seeing and hearing things and you have mentioned that you are ... Read Full »
Is it normal to masturbate to amusing stories?
Query: Hi doctor, When I was little, I sometimes masturbated to amusing stories I heard like a thief being caught and tickled by kids. I do not do that now. However, I remember that. I just want to be a normal guy. Does this mean I am not normal? Did that turn me into an abnormal guy? Any reassurance would... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We humans have all sorts of fantasies which can lead us to be either emotionally or sexually excited. During childhood we may have developed obsessions with certain things or scenarios. They can seem unusual or abnormal to us when we grow up.Your fascination with stori... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety for years now and I got with my boyfriend seven months ago. I have never been so happy, I love him more than anything and we have plans for the future together. But, I would worry every day about him leaving me or finding someone better which I know is stupid ... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I read through your question, I find that the worry of being abandoned by your boyfriend is apparent in your thoughts. It may be normal to feel this way to a certain extent. However, this feeling is accompanied by emotional blunting towards him and your family. ... Read Full »
My cousin complains about her looks and gets excited or starts crying suddenly. Is it normal?
Query: Hello doctor, My cousin keeps complaining about her looks. She says she does not look beautiful, but her sisters are beautiful. She is nice sometimes but suddenly starts crying or gets very excited. I keep telling my family members that she is undergoing some issue that needs to be sorted out, but n... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly your cousin is degrading herself because of her appearance. So yes, she needs professional help. It would help if you took her for psychological counseling so that you can help your cousin to solve her issue. Thank you. Read Full »
I work from home and remain stressed out as I cannot handle my official issues. How should I overcome my stress?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been working from home eight hours daily for three years, so I do not have much human interaction. I do not know if I am stressed out because of my work-from-home routine. I am unable to handle even a small office issue. I lose my temper and mind, but sometimes I behave normally... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will be better if the day is planned properly and managed according to the schedule. I suggest a counseling session will resolve your problems. The psychologist or the counselor will help you reduce your stress levels. Thank you. Read Full »
Suffering from OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Taking medicines, but I do not feel completely good. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) since last 10 years. Getting treated by a doctor with medicines. But I do not feel completely good. Many times I go into very sad mood. Please give me suggestions. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. Your answer is as follows: OCD is manageable with the help of regular psychiatric and therapeutic work. Only medicines can never treat OCD, neither managed completely. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is paired with medical treatment to deal with obsessions and compu... Read Full »
I live with the guilty of ejaculation done while sleeping with my mother. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old male, and I have been suffering from depression due to extreme guilt from 22 years. I have been taking allopathic medicines, but my depression bounces back. Actually, my childhood, teenage, and adolescent was disturbing. My father always abused me, and my parents qu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you feel depressed and guilty due to past negative experiences in life. Multiple depressive episodes despite taking medication can be due to unresolved conflicts of childhood, which may reside in unconscious mind. Guilt is one of the factor... Read Full »
I am stressed due to my work pressure. How to overcome it?
Query: Hi doctor,I would like to take leave from work due to stress. I cannot handle being the only one with answering the calls and dealing customers. I am seriously overwhelmed with my job. I have eye twitches and anxiety over this work pressure. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you feel stressed due to workload. As you mentioned that you are experiencing anxiety symptoms, you urgently need to visit a psychologist in order to deal with your stress and anxiety symptoms. Read Full »
Can Cymbalta be used for symptoms of OCD?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old man. I have been experiencing panic disorder, OCD symptoms and excessive levels of anxiety. In the last few months, major changes in my life have happened. For instance; quitting my job and moving to another city triggered my anxiety symptoms. I usually feel drowned in ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for describing your query in detail. To start with, you might be absolutely right in saying that the current increase in your anxiety and associated feelings could be secondary to the change of place. Change of residence and workplace is always an anxiety-provok... Read Full »
I hear several voices and get paranoid thoughts. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18 year old female. In the past year, I had been hearing several voices telling me to do certain things. Sometimes, I hear things that are not really present. Often, I feel like I am observing my own life as an outsider and this has been happening for two years. I also have trouble... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and completely understand that you have been facing a disturbed state of mind. The symptoms you have mentioned here are indication of a psychotic phenomenon called as hallucinations. It is a kind of phenomenon in which a person sees unusual things such as pers... Read Full »