Dr. Madiha Ghayas is a psychiatrist practicing in Houston , TX. 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.
Education and Training
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- Psychiatry
Dr. Madiha Ghayas M.D.'s Expert Contributions
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
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. READ MORE
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 as well as therapy soon to help you. 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. READ MORE
You need to initially start with therapy and if not helping much should get an assessment for medications. READ MORE
Yes, some antidepressants can cause sedation. Please encourage her to talk to her doctor about it. READ MORE
Get her to a therapist to explore this issue and if not improving should see a psychiatrist for medications. READ MORE
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. 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. 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. READ MORE
Talk to your primary care about it. A sleep study can help to see if there is any sleeping disorder. READ MORE
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
Depression is not just limited to mood symptoms. Patients can experience a whole range of physical symptoms with variations in severity. READ MORE
Yes, it is highly recommended to involve a good counselor who can help channel the emotions supportively. READ MORE
I discovered anti-depressant pills in my daughter's cupboard yesterday. How should I confront her on this?
I will encourage you to talk to her openly but supportively about it. READ MORE
There are many variations in knowing what is a normal sex drive. You can see your OBGYN and get hormones checked. READ MORE
Bipolar as well as other mental health disorders can pass through generations, not necessarily that you will suffer from it. It will though be helpful for you to have an awareness about that illness. READ MORE
Going through major stress in life can make a person react very differently. Encourage him to seek help. READ MORE
Yes, there are medications that can help patients with their OCD. Encourage your sister to reach out. READ MORE
With history of fibromyalgia and pain issues, I will suggest trying to add a small dose of cymbalta or amitriptyline at night and following with your doctor to see outcomes. There is also a possibility of switching the Wellbutrin to cymbalta as well. READ MORE
Talk to her supportively. If this is a new behavior, may be it is coming on due to some particular reason. Explore as that will help you to help her out. READ MORE
I am extremely sorry for your loss. I can just imagine how tragic it is for your son. That is grieving. You can be supportive and talk to him about your feelings and encourage him to share his as well. Also, he can be talking to a therapist as that can help him significantly. READ MORE
5 mg is a high dose for lorazepam. I think your doctor gave you diazepam as that is prescribed at a dose of 5 mg. You should discuss the side effects as well as other important medication related information from the prescribing doctor. READ MORE
It’s a normal body response. A person does need a good night's sleep before starting next day. READ MORE
Should get her checked. It is common to have hallucinations if patients have some mild infection like UTI going on. READ MORE
There can be various reasons for that. You can just have exhausted yourself over a period of time, in which case taking a little break and relaxation can help. If not the case, sometimes thyroid abnormalities or other hormonal imbalances can cause fatigue. You should talk to your primary doctor to discuss these and get started with lab testing first. READ MORE
The most important thing at this time is his realization about the issue. You can try to make him see why it is concerning and how it is affecting. Once he realizes, there are many options in controlling it. There are outpatient substance abuse programs and group support that help patients overcome issues. READ MORE
Speak to him supportively and point out the changes you have observed in him since divorce. Encourage him to talk to a counselor that can help move on, not necessarily a psychiatrist as he may not require medication. READ MORE
Yes, some antidepressants can cause BP fluctuations. Also, at that age, hydration is important and can be a frequent cause of hypotension or low BP. READ MORE
Binge eating can be a disorder by itself and is not only associated with depression, although can be one of the signs. READ MORE
Yes, those are not normal thoughts. Should go through proper evaluation. READ MORE
You are ideally recommended to not drink while being on antidepressants as there can be interactions as well as worsening of depression or even suicidal thoughts due to drinking and being on medications. READ MORE
Psychiatrist is a medical doctor and therefore prescribes medication, while a psychologist is not a doctor but have done their bachelors or masters in psychology. READ MORE
You should go for basic blood work up and talk to your doctor. It is not normal to have strong binges resulting in this amount of weight gain. READ MORE
While family support helps, it can be helpful to seek counseling that can help her come out of the past trauma. READ MORE
Maybe you have exhausted your self before reaching to this point. Should take some time for your self to relax as it will help you get your energy for your daily tasks. READ MORE
OCD can be controlled with help of treatment. He will need therapy as well as medications. He should be seen by a psychiatrist for medication management and a psychologist for therapy. READ MORE
I will strongly suggest to get it checked by your OBGYN. READ MORE
Yes, premenstrual syndrome symptoms can be managed. You can either consult a psychiatrist or OBGYN for that. READ MORE
ADHD is managed with medications along with patient’s coping skill like organization, etc. The medications target to help patients focus better but they don’t reverse the process or cure, meaning that the patient’s will need the medication. READ MORE
If you are in a high stress level job then you need frequent breaks to relax your self to regain your mental functioning. Doing a 5 minutes meditation or any exercise or recreational activity will be helpful. READ MORE
Not sure about the particular age but depression can be found in families due to genetics. If 27 years of age is vulnerable in your family then you should be coped up well to face the challenge. READ MORE
Geriatric Psychiatrist or neurologist both can be of help. READ MORE
Bipolar or other mood disorders can run through a family. If you are noticing significant mood issues in your self, can start with therapy and with time it will show if require medications or no. READ MORE
Should be evaluated properly for possible ADHD along with proper sleep study. READ MORE
Copper deficiency is rare and present with hematological as well as neurological symptoms. Depending on the cause of deficiency it can be corrected. It be genetic or after GI surgery. Please consult appropriate provider for treatment. READ MORE
Please talk to his treating provider about this. The forgetfulness can be due to his illness or treatment or by other reasons as well which the provider can help him with. READ MORE
Negative thinking can be a manifestation of depression by itself. I will encourage to change actively your thoughts towards positive. If it continues then seek out help for treatment. READ MORE
That behavior along with the impulsivity you described is not normal, especially with the amount of gained weight in that timeframe. Please get an assessment done along with blood work to rule out for any underlying problem. Once done, it can be treated by itself. READ MORE
His family should communicate to you about possible suggestions set forth in a visit regarding his care or if you are present for the visit with him, you can be asked about his activities and etc. READ MORE
When a person has severe anxiety, they can start experiencing physical symptoms as well. There are treatments available that you can discuss with a psychiatrist. READ MORE
No, it's not safe to consume alcohol while you are on these medications. READ MORE
It's difficult to point out with the scenario described if you started drinking to overcome depression but one thing I can point out is that alcohol can be a depressant itself and bring out the numbed emotions while discontinuing. It will be helpful to add a medication while trying to quit alcohol. READ MORE
The treatment varies with personal needs. It will be better to treat your child with a child psychiatrist and follow their recommendations on adding other service lines. READ MORE
Some psychiatrist also do therapy. But it will be better to have a psychologist for therapy. READ MORE
You should be informed by the child's treating provider about the treatment. READ MORE
Not necessarily that can prevent any issues if they are not present currently. Having open and supportive conversations with teenagers help. READ MORE
It is not usual to have no friends in this age group. You can take her to a psychologist that can help explore about this. READ MORE
There can be many reasons to why initiating sleep can be hard for someone. Some habits for e.g. eating sweets or caffeinated items in the evening can effect, or a late work out can effect the sleep cycle as well. Often the stress of daily life gets to us and starts to affect the mood, appetite as well as sleep. Sometimes getting off the technologies early in evening helps. Also giving self some quiet unwinding time or meditation can be helpful. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Harlem Hospital Center
- Grief, Postpartum issues,Eating disorders, Adjustment disorders,Insomnia,Depression,Bipolar disorder,ADHD, Anxiety disorders, dementia, Psychosis, PTSD, Scizophrenia
- Harlem Hospital Center
- Mount Sinai - Geriatric Psychiatry
What do you attribute your success to?
Building a nice therapeutic relationship with patients.Compassion, Listening and Establishing Deep Relationships With Her Patients.
Hobbies / Sports
- Gardening, working out, family time, music
Favorite professional publications
- American Journal of Psychiatry
Dr. Madiha Ghayas M.D.'s Practice location
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