Stress is the body's biological reaction to any unpleasant stimuli. The symptoms of stress are increased heart rate, breathing fast, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach upset, dry mouth, nervousness, etc. Stress as such is not bad, but prolonged periods of stress might affect your health.
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I am a 34-year-old female suffering from a lack of confidence, stress, and depression. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am 34 years female. I am suffering from a lack of confidence and have severe mental issues. As a result, I feel stressed and depressed. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I would suggest talking therapy if it has been there for a long time. You need to seek help from a psychologist. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and REBT (rational emotive behavior therapy) can help you long te... Read Full »
Why does my left arm keep twitching?
Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have been playing quite a lot of sport. However, my left bicep seems to be going into spasm or is twitching. There is no pain, but I cannot stop it. Please help. It is only on my left arm. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the entire history of yours and my findings and suggestions are as follows: Muscle twitching is a common scenario in people playing sports, especially if you do strengthening exercises. You mentioned that you play sports, but I am not sure which one... Read Full »
How to cope when a sibling is seriously ill?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a brother who is sick since a month. I am feeling very helpless without him and I am deprived of sleep. I keep thinking about him the whole day. How can I overcome this situation? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain of near ones makes you feel helpless. This weakens your strength somehow. Symptoms like lack of sleep, disturbance, and tension occur when you feel stressed for any reason. But you have to be strong for your brother. If you feel low, he will become worse and ... Read Full »
I daydream a lot and cannot focus on my studies or complete my tasks. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I get distracted easily, and I cannot concentrate even for two minutes in class. I do not know how but I started daydreaming it is becoming worse daily. My brain is covered with fog. Sometimes it feels like brain fog; I keep imagining things and having my fantasies which feel heartb... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Daydreaming is a coping mechanism used by the mind to avoid stress, and anxiety due to the pressure of a task, like in your case, your study for a competitive exam or simple case under-stimulation for the brain. The content of daydreaming is a way to rehearse for good an... Read Full »
I cannot study properly as I find it hard to concentrate. What to do if I am stressed?
Query: Hi doctor, My university exams are near, and I cannot study properly as I find it hard to concentrate. I also have a lot of relationship issues going on in my life, and everything is putting me stressed. I want a psychotherapist to help me get over all the stress. If I get my exams cleared, I can de... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You must concentrate on your future. Move on from your relationship. Give priority to your exam. Do not waste or give time for your relationship matter. You must take the help of your seniors and colleague for exam preparation. Read wit... Read Full »
I am concerned about my body posture while using the phone and sitting. Can you suggest a better body posture?
Query: Hi doctor, I think about my posture all the time, like my hands properly supporting the position of my legs. I am very much concerned about my posture. I am stressing about my posture. Can you suggest a better posture while using the phone, studying, and sitting? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your problem is psychological. I suggest you join a gym and start working on muscular tone and strength. By doing this, you not only improve your posture but you keep your stress and worries away. Believe in yourself. ... Read Full »
I am a 29-year-old male suffering from depression due to work-related stress. How do I overcome it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and suffering from stress and depression. Whenever there is work pressure, I get depressed and cannot handle my moods. When anyone related to me gets sick I search about the condition on the internet and end up getting depressed, thinking it is cancer or more serious... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Is your job stressful? Please mention the reason for it and what you are undergoing because of your job. I suggest you take a counseling session with a specialist doctor and discuss your problems in detail. Thank you.... Read Full »
My son is facing stress and work pressure. How can I help him?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is saying he has so much work stress and pressure, and because of this, he is not speaking or interacting properly. I would like to know if he is undergoing depression? How does one deal with it? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The information you have provided is concise to conclude the health condition. Can you please tell me more about his condition? 1) How are his sleeping habits and eating habits? 2) Are there any depressive or anxiety symptoms? 3) Any mood changes and their triggers? ... Read Full »
I have been under a lot of stress, and suffer from anxiety, hair loss, and dark circles. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I work in the IT field. For three years, I have been dealing with a lot of stress. I have started to lose hair, have dark circles under my eyes, started gaining weight, and so on. When I complain about my anxiety, people instantly advise me to try yoga, practice breathing methods and medi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapy should be used together. If nonpharmacological therapies such as yoga, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques do not help, you may begin using Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI... 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 »