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Dr. Madiha Ghayas

Psychiatrist

Dr. Madiha Ghayas is a psychiatrist practicing in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ghayas is a medical doctor specializing in the care of mental health patients. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Ghayas diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Dr. Ghayas may treat patients through a variety of methods including medications, psychotherapy or talk therapy, psychosocial interventions and more, depending on each individual case. Different medications that a psychiatrist might prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotic mediations, mood stabilizers, stimulants, sedatives and hypnotics. Dr. Ghayas treats conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, insomnia, ADD and other mental illnesses.
Dr. Madiha Ghayas
  • Houston, TX
  • MBBS-MD
  • Accepting new patients

How can I control anger?

You can first try mindful techniques to control anger. Meditation, yoga, number techniques are helpful. If not helping can try counseling and if still not helping then medications. READ MORE
You can first try mindful techniques to control anger. Meditation, yoga, number techniques are helpful. If not helping can try counseling and if still not helping then medications.

My son is affected by his older brother's behavior. How should I talk to him?

It’s hard as a parent to split equal attention to all children at challenging times. As your older son is requiring more of your attention, maybe compensatory extra attention from READ MORE
It’s hard as a parent to split equal attention to all children at challenging times. As your older son is requiring more of your attention, maybe compensatory extra attention from husband or other family member to your younger son can help. Also, you might need to come out with assigned time for your younger son with just you and him. Can try to explain him in a way he can understand why you are giving more time to older brother these days.

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

If that incident has such a strong impact on you, it will be really hard for you to get in close or intimate with your spouse. You should start treatment including medications READ MORE
If that incident has such a strong impact on you, it will be really hard for you to get in close or intimate with your spouse. You should start treatment including medications as well as therapy soon to help you.

How can my teenage daughter be cured of anorexia?

I am glad to hear that you have an open relationship with your daughter for her to come forward and share that with you. If counseling is not helping that is when the need of medications READ MORE
I am glad to hear that you have an open relationship with your daughter for her to come forward and share that with you. If counseling is not helping that is when the need of medications come in to play. Please see a psychiatrist for assessment and management while continuing the counseling.

Don't have anyone to help me

You need to initially start with therapy and if not helping much should get an assessment for medications.

Is excessive sleeping a side effect of anti depressants?

Yes, some antidepressants can cause sedation. Please encourage her to talk to her doctor about it.

my Girl she's into sex extremely

Get her to a therapist to explore this issue and if not improving should see a psychiatrist for medications.

My colleague is undergoing severe stress at work. Can a therapist help him?

Yes, that’s a good approach to encourage him start therapy. If that doesn’t help much he can also get some anti stress medications from his PCP/GP or see a psychiatrist then.

Why do I feel gloomy and sad during winters?

It’s most likely Seasonal affective disorder which is prevalent in cold dark climates. Exposing self to bright light also helps to lift mood along with exercise. Also, can discuss READ MORE
It’s most likely Seasonal affective disorder which is prevalent in cold dark climates. Exposing self to bright light also helps to lift mood along with exercise. Also, can discuss with your doctor.

Is schizophrenia hereditary?

Just as many physical illnesses, like BP, Diabetes can run through families, same can be true for mental illnesses to run through generations. It does not necessarily show itself READ MORE
Just as many physical illnesses, like BP, Diabetes can run through families, same can be true for mental illnesses to run through generations. It does not necessarily show itself in every generation and if present, will generally start by the age of 15-16 in guys and a little later in females. If there is a family history of Schizophrenia, then at least read about it to know how it presents.

Vivid daydreams

Talk to your primary care about it. A sleep study can help to see if there is any sleeping disorder.

Is negative thinking a disease?

Too much negative thinking is not normal. This can be a sign of depression as well. Therapy can prove helpful in this scenario as it can help you learn to think differently.

Winter leaves me feeling very depressed and dejected. Is it normal?

Yes, what you describe is diagnosed as Seasonal affective disorder that is commonly seen in cold wet climate areas. Light helps. Staying in bright light helps these patients. Also, READ MORE
Yes, what you describe is diagnosed as Seasonal affective disorder that is commonly seen in cold wet climate areas. Light helps. Staying in bright light helps these patients. Also, medications can help treat the depression symptoms.

I do not feel like I am properly loving my child. Is it post natal depression?

Post partum a person can suffer blues, depression or psychosis. You can talk about it with your OBGYN as well to check initially. It is though initially normal to feel that as READ MORE
Post partum a person can suffer blues, depression or psychosis. You can talk about it with your OBGYN as well to check initially. It is though initially normal to feel that as a mother not caring enough but most importantly at this time do get checked for post partum mental issues.

My wife is a shopaholic. Is it a behavior or a medical problem?

Shopping excessively for irrelevant stuff and without acknowledging the budget can be a psychiatric issue or part of an issue. Talking to her about it to see if she has the realization READ MORE
Shopping excessively for irrelevant stuff and without acknowledging the budget can be a psychiatric issue or part of an issue. Talking to her about it to see if she has the realization will be the first step. Can see a therapist for the issue as well to guide.

How can I help my teenage son deal with failure?

That’s unfortunate and hard to deal with especially for students of good academic settings. Before helping him, family especially both parents have to accept it because most of READ MORE
That’s unfortunate and hard to deal with especially for students of good academic settings. Before helping him, family especially both parents have to accept it because most of parents reaction get transferred to kids. Then help him accept and move on to next step. Encourage him to do good later on as health permits. This is just an example of not getting what we choose to in our lives and unexpected circumstances do emerge and we only can deal with them bravely.

Is OCD a disease?

OCD is a psychiatric issue that can be treated. Pacing can be related to it and is distressing for patient as well as family. Schedule her with a psychiatrist for assessment and READ MORE
OCD is a psychiatric issue that can be treated. Pacing can be related to it and is distressing for patient as well as family. Schedule her with a psychiatrist for assessment and management.

Is there a way that I can concentrate better?

There are different techniques used by people to help them stay focused. Try 1 hour work followed by 5-10 minutes break schedule. Also, highlighting, breaking work into smaller READ MORE
There are different techniques used by people to help them stay focused. Try 1 hour work followed by 5-10 minutes break schedule. Also, highlighting, breaking work into smaller portion helps. Making a list helps. Adding graphics to work helps some.

Why do I overreact when I'm angry?

The first step that is having insight into our issue is already there that’s good. Talk to a therapist and not only understand about your reactions but learn how to change them. READ MORE
The first step that is having insight into our issue is already there that’s good. Talk to a therapist and not only understand about your reactions but learn how to change them. Some people can change this by just therapy while some might need medications.

Can depression cause physical symptoms?

Depression is not just limited to mood symptoms. Patients can experience a whole range of physical symptoms with variations in severity.