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Laeeq Tahir

Psychiatrist

Dr. Laeeq Tahir is a top Psychiatrist in Moncton, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Laeeq Tahir is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Laeeq Tahir is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Laeeq Tahir is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Moncton, NB, Dr. Laeeq Tahir is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Laeeq Tahir
  • Moncton, NB
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Quaid-E Azam Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

Will counseling help my son get over his stage fright?

Counseling can certainly help particularly with a counselor who can employ cognitive behavioral techniques and exposure therapy. Sometimes, using a medication of SSRI class along READ MORE
Counseling can certainly help particularly with a counselor who can employ cognitive behavioral techniques and exposure therapy. Sometimes, using a medication of SSRI class along with counseling is more rapidly beneficial and sustainable. If the problem is more particularly severe around going on stage and presentations, then a medication named Propranolol to be taken about an hour before going to present or perform is a time tested treatment.
Hope this will be of some help to you.

Can a psychiatrist help someone who is losing their memory?

Of course, that is one of the aspects of care that a psychiatrist would be trained for employing the holistic approach to the problem combining variety of treatment strategies. READ MORE
Of course, that is one of the aspects of care that a psychiatrist would be trained for employing the holistic approach to the problem combining variety of treatment strategies.

What could be the reason my mother is just not eating?

It could very well be a depression, but could be part of normal grief process. One would have to have more information to decide what it is.

My daughter has suddenly lost her appetite. Could it be a hormonal issue?

Even though hormones could play a role in appetite regulation. However, at the age of 16 for a girl, female hormones are less likely to make one lose the appetite. we need to consider READ MORE
Even though hormones could play a role in appetite regulation. However, at the age of 16 for a girl, female hormones are less likely to make one lose the appetite. we need to consider different options including checking her thyroid Hormone, screening for depression and anxiety, and possibility of substance use. Nonetheless, one would need a thorough history and medical investigations.

I had severe postpartum depression after giving birth to my son. Is it likely I will have it with my second child?

Having had postpartum depression after your first child likelihood of getting it again is quite high and in my opinion it will be in the best interest of both mother and baby to READ MORE
Having had postpartum depression after your first child likelihood of getting it again is quite high and in my opinion it will be in the best interest of both mother and baby to be born that you start treatment in your second or third trimester. Wish you the best and good luck.

I was sexually abused as a child and now as my marriage is approaching, I am beginning to freak out. What should I do?

I am so very sorry to read that you are in this very unfortunate situation. Being the victim of incest make one particularly prone to PTSD and then arranged marriage in this situation READ MORE
I am so very sorry to read that you are in this very unfortunate situation. Being the victim of incest make one particularly prone to PTSD and then arranged marriage in this situation was going to make you freak out. No one can blame you for that.
I think that you should meet with your Fiancé' more than once and talk about different things to get comfortable and then tell him about the past unfortunate experience as well as the level of your comfort in terms of getting intimate after marriage. If you don't feel comfortable doing it on your own, you may want to get help from a professional counselor who can facilitate meeting between both of you.
Nonetheless, I believe that it is necessary that "genie" is out before marriage so it doesn't cause any complications afterwards.
Sometimes, Antidepressant/Antianxiety medication could also be useful during the facilitation process.
Hope it will be of some help to you. I fully understand your situation and empathize with you and wish that I could help more than that.

Can high TSH levels cause depression?

YES. High TSH level, particularly if concurrent with low T4 level, is the indicator of hypothyroidism, which one of the most common biological causes of depression.

How does psychotherapy work in treating OCD?

Psychotherapy can definitely help if someone is psychologically minded. The particular type of psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy that particularly employs the strategy READ MORE
Psychotherapy can definitely help if someone is psychologically minded. The particular type of psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy that particularly employs the strategy to focus on response prevention. However, depending on the chronicity and severity of the illness in an individual, some patients may need the concurrent medication, as it is proven that OCD has a big component of biological base - a deficiency of serotonin in a particular part of the brain.

When is it the right time to see a doctor for depression?

Depression tends to be a chronic illness, and the more treatment is delayed, the more treatment resistant it becomes. Earlier intervention is the way to go. From the description READ MORE
Depression tends to be a chronic illness, and the more treatment is delayed, the more treatment resistant it becomes. Earlier intervention is the way to go. From the description of your question, it does seem that your sister has depression and needs to be evaluated by a professional. In my opinion, your sister should start treatment as soon as possible.

I have a fear of heights. What can I do about it?

The best treatment for any kind of fear and/or phobia is systemic and gradual exposure in a controlled environment. In my opinion, you probably will be better off talking to a READ MORE
The best treatment for any kind of fear and/or phobia is systemic and gradual exposure in a controlled environment. In my opinion, you probably will be better off talking to a therapist to implement this strategy.

I am feeling better with just my anti-anxiety medications. Do I still require counseling?

Sometimes just medication does the trick if the illness has more of a biological causation. If that is the case with you, then you may not need to see a therapist or counselor. READ MORE
Sometimes just medication does the trick if the illness has more of a biological causation. If that is the case with you, then you may not need to see a therapist or counselor. However, the studies have shown that combining both is more successful particularly in treatment-resistant illness, which doesn't seem to be your case.

What should I watch for when Adderall Xr 10 mg medication has stopped

it is not clear from the question if she wants to discontinue one or both. Usually, discontinuing stimulants like Adderall-XR is relatively easy, as it wouldn't usually cause any READ MORE
it is not clear from the question if she wants to discontinue one or both. Usually, discontinuing stimulants like Adderall-XR is relatively easy, as it wouldn't usually cause any adverse, withdrawal effects, but the actual symptoms for which it has been used may return after some time. On the other hand, clonidine should be tapered off gradually, decreasing the dose by 0.025 mg per week. However, the best option (ideally) would have been to get it done under the supervision of a healthcare professional, and it's a very unfortunate situation that she will have to do it on her own, with your help.

What is the reason for constant negative feelings in my daughter?

This is a very tender age with lots of internal and external sources of stress and it would be worthwhile to get her evaluated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist to rule out READ MORE
This is a very tender age with lots of internal and external sources of stress and it would be worthwhile to get her evaluated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist to rule out any mood or anxiety disorder.

Can BP medicines cause hallucination?

Your mother should see her doctor ASAP as it could be either some kind of brain damage due to high blood pressure, including Transient Ischemic attack or the side effect of medication, READ MORE
Your mother should see her doctor ASAP as it could be either some kind of brain damage due to high blood pressure, including Transient Ischemic attack or the side effect of medication, depending on what medication it is and what dosage is being used. Sometimes, rapid lowering of blood pressure could also cause side effects if one uses an ultra high dose, particularly if they have never used it before. Hope this would help.

Is OCD a disease?

Yes, OCD is a disease/mental illness, but it has to be diagnosed properly by a psychiatric evaluation. In your sister's case, with this little information, it seems like more of READ MORE
Yes, OCD is a disease/mental illness, but it has to be diagnosed properly by a psychiatric evaluation. In your sister's case, with this little information, it seems like more of anxiety, but as I said before, she needs to be properly evaluated. Good news is that both of these illnesses are treatable.

Is there a way that I can concentrate better?

First of all, you need to be appropriately evaluated by your doctor to determine what is causing the concentration problem, as it could be the symptom of number of physical and READ MORE
First of all, you need to be appropriately evaluated by your doctor to determine what is causing the concentration problem, as it could be the symptom of number of physical and mental illnesses. There are some mind exercises that could be beneficial/helpful, but having a thorough evaluation should be done and then consultation with appropriate specialist, as mind exercises and some medications could be helpful if chosen carefully by the appropriate specialist.
Hope this will be of some help.

Can depression cause physical symptoms?

Depression, unfortunately, is a chronic and multi-system disease affecting mental, physical, emotional and cognitive domains of our life. And yes, in my opinion, it all could be READ MORE
Depression, unfortunately, is a chronic and multi-system disease affecting mental, physical, emotional and cognitive domains of our life. And yes, in my opinion, it all could be related because of natural connectivity of the mind and body.

What can I do to cope with my late night shifts?

Night Shift is a demon of the modern day way of life. Nature has made nights for sleep and if one goes against the biological clock that nature has fit in your brain, that what READ MORE
Night Shift is a demon of the modern day way of life. Nature has made nights for sleep and if one goes against the biological clock that nature has fit in your brain, that what happens how you are feeling. that being said, I don't think it is a reflection of your inefficiency.
There are ways to deal with it. Among them the foremost is to try to have your shift change if at all possible. if that is not possible then you need to see a doctor and get the full physical exam including your mental health and ask your doctor's opinion if you could be the good candidate who may benefit from taking stimulant medication to cope with night shift and taking Melatonin when you finish work so that biological clock can be Re-set as per your work requirements.
hope this will be helpful.

Does my son need to go through some kind of counselling during my divorce proceedings?

In my opinion it is imperative that you make sure to have your son having regular sessions of counseling throughout this unfortunate and emotionally disturbing process.

Vivid daydreams

If this is becoming a real problem and affecting your functioning, then you may want to be evaluated by a psychiatrist for depression and ADHD.