Antidepressants

The medicines used to treat the symptoms of clinical depression are called antidepressants. They are also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and sometimes for post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the antidepressants commonly used are Fluoxetine, Imipramine, Bupropion, and Sertraline.

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How to overcome insomnia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from insomnia for the past one year. I do get sleep, but around 1 or 2 AM, I used wake up and unable to sleep again. I am 30 years old. I am a married female and have a kid aged 3 years. I am a dentist and now, I am in stem cell research. I do not have any other health prob...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have late insomnia. If there is any associated anxiety or depression, then that should be evaluated properly. Kindly visit a psychiatrist in person. For insomnia, drugs like Amitriptyline or Mirtazapine or Trazodone can be used. These are antidepressant drugs, but ha...  Read Full »

How to manage sudden weight loss present with waist pain?

Query: MY Mother having regular pain below waist (both thighs), sudden weight loss, not able to sleep in night, feeling like vomiting every morning, no interest in meals. I lost my father 2 months ago, so might be that too one of the reason affecting her health conditions. Please suggest. Current Medicatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: I’m deeply sorry for your loss and the worries you have because of your mother’s condition. Of course it would be a good idea to make her see her family doctor/GP to rule out a severe underlying condition. So please take her there or make the doctor to see her at home. However, also gr...  Read Full »

I feel little down even though I am doing well in my regular life. Why?

Query: Hello. I am not doing awful. I am doing very well in my classes, maintaining hobbies, working out 4-5 times a week, getting plenty of sleep, but I get overwhelming feelings of sadness that hit me very hard. They seem to be harder and more frequently lately, averaging to crying outbursts of about 7...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq I think you are doing all the right things with respect to your lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can still feel depressed for no obvious reasons. - If you are feeling persistently low for more than 2 weeks / if your sleep, appetite, concentration, energy levels are lo...  Read Full »

Will Kratom with antidepressants cause anxiety flare-ups?

Query: Hello doctor, I have OCD and anxiety and have been on Prozac and Mirtazapine for about three months. I used to be dependent on marijuana for about six months. I decided to quit three months ago and started using kratom to help quell my marijuana cravings. For the most part, it did not seem to affec...  Read Full »


Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You already have OCD and anxiety also. You are taking psychiatric medicines and also drugs. What is your age? As a psychologist, I want to say that first of all you consult a psychiatrist for your medications and drugs also. From psychological point of view, you hav...  Read Full »

Why do I always feel hopeless and nervous?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having really bad anxiety. I have a feeling of hopelessness and fear of the unknown. I have been diagnosed with depression when I was younger and have been to a mental institute once. I just feel like being around no one. I am irritable and have tremors. It has been happening about t...  Read Full »


Dr. Vijay Niranjan

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. You are describing episodes of panic attacks in which one feels intense anxiety, fear of impending doom, racing or sinking heart, dizziness, breathlessness, numbness, dry mouth, tremors, etc. Mostly, panic attacks are part of psychological orig...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about a positive yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I was seen at the ER. Several days later, I received a call from the ER department and they informed me that my blood tested positive for yeast and suggested a follow up with my MD. I did the follow up and my MD said it is normal and there is no treatment. I am having so...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your anxiety. Since the blood culture was a few months back and you had a symptom free period, I do not think that the present symptoms are due to previous bloodstream infection. Bloodstream fungal culture could have been a contamination because fungemia pati...  Read Full »

How to trigger serotonin production?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I have been on different antidepressants for 14 years now. I did a 4 week taper off of Lexapro and have been off completely for one and a half weeks now. The physical symptoms of withdrawal are gone. But, I just feel depressed. I am in a constant depressive state. Will ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early onset depression (less than 35 years of age) and that too of 14 years duration is not the ideal condition to taper off antidepressants. Only in typical depression that starts after a known stressor is episodic or lasts only 6 to 9 months when left untreated, is a tr...  Read Full »

Why do I always procrastinate and daydream?

Query: Hi doctor, Basically, I am unable to do things I want. I just impulsively do things for instant gratification and have no perseverance. I have a severe chronic procrastination and maladaptive daydreaming. They are sought of related. My mind gets super stressed and while I am procrastinating the tas...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The procrastination and daydreaming is because you are preoccupied most of the time. Depression is a disabling illness and causes significant morbidity which goes unnoticed by the family most of the time. Do not feel guilty for the happenings, which is not under your cont...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest solution to help my low sexual desire and discomfort during sex.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of a problem with my sexual desire. I have been on birth control for almost four and a half years and had an operation to remove my fallopian tube before seven months. I have a partner for five years now, and we are happy, but I just do not get turned on by anything, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Decrease in sexual desires among women is not very uncommon. So you do not need to excessively worry about it. Causes of decreased sexual interest can be 1. Medical diseases affecting sex drive are arthritis, diabetes, high BP, and neurological diseases. 2. Medica...  Read Full »

Can I take antidepressants only when needed and not continuously?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression. But for some reason, I do not want to take antidepressants. I have been taking it for the past one year. And have stopped it. But sometimes I get very depressed. Can I take my antidepressant like Desvenlafaxine sometimes? As needed? Or maybe any other antidepressant ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the severity of your depression. If you have the first episode of depression. and you were stable on medication for more than six months then you can try to stop the medication. But if you have again depression then you need to take medication. Y...  Read Full »

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