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    Dr Ashu Gandhi is currently a Psychiatrist at Melbourne, Australia. He is a postgraduate (M.D) in Psychiatry from the National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences, Bangalore. He has various national and international publications and presentations to his credit. He has also been in the organising committee of various international conferences. He has experience in teaching and supervision of students form a multidisciplinary background, research, clinical and academic psychiatry. He holds special interest in management and leadership issues related to mental health. He specialises in understanding and managing psychiatric disorders including anxiety disorders, depression, stress, psychosis, schizophrenia, besides the whole gamut of psychiatric disorders found in the adult population. He also has an ongoing interest in managing psychiatric problems in clients having comorbid medical illness. He believes in individualised contextualised, empathic clinical care of the client, which is not restricted to psychopharmacology but also encompasses the psychological and psychosocial management. He has numerous years of experience in dealing with mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, schizophrenia, substance abuse etc.

Questions Answered by me

It appears that this repeated checking of various things is also associated with a lot of anxiety and distress. It also sounds that it is...

Answered on : 06 Jun 2011

You raise several interrelated issues including diagnostic clarity, effect of medications, level of insight, help seeking, violent behaviour,...

Answered on : 27 May 2011

It can be very challenging to struggle with social anxiety disorder, and the nature of the disorder can further frustrate help seeking attempts....

Answered on : 18 May 2011

Anxiety is a very natural emotional state but when it goes beyond a level that starts interfering with day to day functioning, it does become a...

Answered on : 06 Mar 2011

It sounds like you have been suffering a lot with your distressing symptoms. It also appears that they have been incapacitating you significantly...

Answered on : 11 Feb 2011

You have raised quite a few issues. The key ones are:

  • Management of anger outbursts of your husband.

  • Relationship...
  • Answered on : 18 Jan 2011

    All medications do cause some or the other side effects. Some side effects can over a period of time be easily tolerated unlike some others. The...

    Answered on : 30 Dec 2010

    Anger is a normal emotion. It is not about 'not feeling angry' but about how to manage anger appropriately. It is about emotional intelligence as...

    Answered on : 23 Oct 2010

    It is indeed a very apt query. I would think the query raises quite a few questions pertaining to various topics.

    Of course one of them...

    Answered on : 28 Apr 2010

    Depression can mean different things to different people and can present in varied ways. Depression can be an instantaneous feeling lasting for a...

    Answered on : 21 Apr 2010
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