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Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Ghulam Khan is an Addiction Psychiatrist practicing in Austin, TX. Dr. Khan evaluates, diagnoses, and treats people who suffer from impulse control conditions related to addiction. As an Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Khan is a substance abuse expert, and is trained to fully understand the biological science behind addiction, in order to properly treat each patient.
28 years Experience
Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan, M.D.
  • Austin, TX
  • Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Accepting new patients

Why am I not happy as all other moms around me are?

Sounds like you are experiencing a depressive ss. This can be an adjustment to new role as well. Please start seeing a therapist and if they recommend you should see a psychiatrist. READ MORE
Sounds like you are experiencing a depressive ss. This can be an adjustment to new role as well. Please start seeing a therapist and if they recommend you should see a psychiatrist. You should get a physical exam as well.
This is genetic disorder as well.
All the best.

Can schizophrenia be treated?

Thank you for your question. Sure! It is medical disorder caused by Bio-psycho social stressors. Your symptoms can be controlled with medications /and you will not be as pre READ MORE
Thank you for your question.
Sure! It is medical disorder caused by Bio-psycho social stressors.
Your symptoms can be controlled with medications /and you will not be as pre occupied this.
Please seek help. All the best.

My brother is 39 and single, and I think it's making him depressed. What can we do to help?

Please set up an appointment with psychiatrist as he can other psychiatric disorders as well/ Depression is like fever it is a symptom we need to investigate why he is depressed. All READ MORE
Please set up an appointment with psychiatrist as he can other psychiatric disorders as well/ Depression is like fever it is a symptom we need to investigate why he is depressed.
All the best.

Bipolar Medicaton

Thank you for your question!

Lithium is best proved medication for bipolar d.o but it all depends on your severity and recurrence of Bipolar.

All the best.

My son is failing in school. Should I consult a counselor?

Sure! Sorry to hear this.

Please you should encourage to see a counselor as he can various other issues and we need to get him proper help.

All the best.

Is being obsessed with one's looks some sort of a disease?

Thanks for the question! Yes, if it is causing issues in your daily routine, it may need to be evaluated and you can start with finding a therapist.

Is excess sex drive a mental health problem?

Sure! You need to get into therapy and get evaluated. I don't know your age or frequency. At a young age, it can be normal. Please get into therapy and get a further evaluation. READ MORE
Sure! You need to get into therapy and get evaluated. I don't know your age or frequency. At a young age, it can be normal. Please get into therapy and get a further evaluation.

How can my teenage daughter be cured of anorexia?

Please get her seen by a psychiatrist as we are more trained in treating eating disorders and she might need medications as well.
Thank you.

Is excessive sleeping a side effect of anti depressants?

Sure! Some antidepressants cause sedation and she can switch to bed time as well. But please contact her doctor and follow their recommendations.
All the best.

Can depression cause physical symptoms?

Please get a physical exam and basic labs to be medically cleared. If this is just depression, it will get better.
All the best.

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

Sure! It can be SAD and if it is severe, you can try some medications and please see a therapist and psychiatrist as well.
All the best.

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

Baby blues are normal, but they are very mild and do not cause any daily routine issues. If it is severe and causing issues, please see a therapist as well as psychiatrists, as READ MORE
Baby blues are normal, but they are very mild and do not cause any daily routine issues. If it is severe and causing issues, please see a therapist as well as psychiatrists, as it could be postpartum depression.

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

Sure! It can be challenging to confront him, but if he accepts that he has issues, then a therapist will be a good resource.
Thank you.

My husband’s death has left my son shattered. How can I help him cope with the loss?

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! May All mighty give you and him strength to cope. It has been 7 months and he is still struggling to cope, please have him seen by a therapist READ MORE
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! May All mighty give you and him strength to cope. It has been 7 months and he is still struggling to cope, please have him seen by a therapist as he is showing some complicated grief.
My prayers are with you and your family.

Why do I feel gloomy and sad during winters?

Thanks for your question. Light plays a very important role in our mood and less exposure of light can lead to depressive ss. There is diagnosis of Seasonal affective d.o which READ MORE
Thanks for your question.
Light plays a very important role in our mood and less exposure of light can lead to depressive ss. There is diagnosis of Seasonal affective d.o which describes sever depression in winter months. You have some ss but if if you cannot control and it disrupts your daily activities please seek help.

Is schizophrenia hereditary?

Genetic plays an important role in schizophrenia as well, which usually starts in late teens or early 20's. I don't know his age? Late onset is very rare. If he is working and READ MORE
Genetic plays an important role in schizophrenia as well, which usually starts in late teens or early 20's. I don't know his age? Late onset is very rare. If he is working and functioning well in life, please don't worry.

All the best.

Can BP medicines cause hallucination?

I don't know her age. Yes, high BP can cause delirium and lead to hallucinations. If it is frequent, then she needs to be evaluated.
Thank you.

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

This could be symptom of Mania/Hypo-mania. Please have her evaluated.
Thank you.

Is OCD a disease?

Yes it is a psychiatric d/o. Please seek help.

How can I help my teenage son deal with failure?

We all are not born genius. Please support him. He might have a variety of Psychiatric issues. Don't pressurise him and have him see a Psychiatrist.

Thank you.