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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Which is better Mirtazapine or Maprotiline?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know the pros and cons of Mirtazapine versus Maprotiline. I am taking Mirtazapine for five weeks. A family member has been on Maprotiline for a few years and brought it to my attention. And now, I am experiencing panic attacks and anxiety. Which one is good? Kindly h...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for this query. Mirtazapine and Maprotiline are antidepressants medicines but they have different groups of chemical compounds. Mirtazapine has more sedative action than Maprotiline; that is why you are feeling tired after taking that....  Read Full »

Since I have a terrible temper, I quickly get irritated over small things. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old girl, and lately, my mood is not good, and I think I need counseling for that. Since my temper is bad, I easily get irritated over small things like doing chores, since it is my vacation. My mood is always off, and I have a habit of thinking bad things at the back o...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from depressive symptoms, which is why you get irritated very soon. Your self-esteem has gone down. Hence, you have become very sensitive. The feelings of guilt for your act is a cardinal symptom of depression. You require medications to bring ...  Read Full »

Does Shankhpushpi help to tackle depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking allopathic antidepressants since two years now, and I want to try ayurvedic medications for the same. How can I change it? I want to take Shankhpushpi now. Can I take only ayurvedic medicine, or should I take both?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have been taking medications for depression from past two years, it is not advisable to quit medicine immediately or shift from allopathic to ayurvedic. Instead, start ayurvedic medicine along with allopathic medication. After some time, when you start getting r...  Read Full »

I see myself emotionally broke most of the time. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a session with one of the doctors in this forum. She helped me in getting into focus and gave me ideas on overcoming my problems. But, I seem to be lost and blank lately. Nothing seems interesting and everything happening around me seems suspicious. I see myself emotionally...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, you could be suffering from depression. Depression of such intensity requires medication and cure is possible in such cases. Breath relaxation exercises or meditation is also helpful, but not a substitute for medications.   Read Full »

I cry even for small things at the age of 18 years. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have not been through anything bad, but I end up crying a lot for every little thing. All my emotions hit me at once, and I cannot stop crying. I am 18 years old. I am in a relationship with a guy, and things are not smooth. I have trouble sleeping. What do you suggest?  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern regarding your low mood and emotional outbreaks.You are just 18 years old. At this age as personality is not fixed lots of conflicts comes in a relationship with the partner which is a normal thing. I will suggest you handle them with maturity...  Read Full »

Will severe weight gain by antidepressants cause premature ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor,I have never been able to hold off ejaculation during sex. It has been a problem my entire life. Relationships have been lost, and it was a significant cause of a marriage failing. My current wife is understanding and has told me I need to seek treatment. Currently, I experience anxiety, a...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have premature ejaculation (PE). PE is ejaculating before you, or your partner are satisfied. It is a common problem that most men face at some point in their lives. Several factors can influence when ejaculation occurs. It can be controlled with some techniq...  Read Full »

Will antidepressants cause overactive bladder?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past five days, my mother is having a urine retention problem. Last year she took medicine for an overactive bladder problem for almost six months and stopped it. Last year she had the same issue. She took Bladmir 50 and Soliten 5 mg for overactive bladder. She also took Doxy-1 L...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms and treatment which you have mentioned are not matching. Overactive bladder person has increased frequency to pass urine, and for them, Bladmir (Mirabegron) will be useful. If your mother has problems emptying the bladder fully, that is under activity of...  Read Full »

Why is my mindset negative due to stress?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My problem is that my mind set is so negative and it does not remain the same. At present, I am suffering from stress. Please give me your valuable suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Negative thoughts, low mood, disturbed sleep and loss of interest in work are the features of depression. To overcome it you should do the following things.If all symptoms are of mild grade, some lifestyle changes like physical exercise, gym, sports, yoga, proper sleep, avo...  Read Full »

Please guide me to be more energetic to overcome fatigue and erection problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old male. I have a little diabetic problem. My PP sugar is 210. I have numbness in hands, fatigue, running thoughts, erection problem, indigestion, and gas formation. Now, I am on Feliz 10, Etizolam 0.5 at night and Petril beta 10 in the morning. If I stop the above medi...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. The medicines you are taking is one of the causes of your erectile dysfunction. You are suffering from depression. I would suggest you take those medicines which do not cause erectile dysfunction. I will suggest you visit a nearby psychiat...  Read Full »

Based on my symptoms, am I suffering from depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a medical student and want to know about if I am suffering from depression. I have mood swings. My concentration in studies has decreased. I have lost interest in activities, especially my hobbies and I have recurrent thoughts coming now and then. Sometimes, I could not sleep, or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The sign and symptoms you have depicted are highly suggestive of depression.The standard features of depression are loss of pleasure in previously pleasurable activities, persistent sad or irritable mood, dysphoria (state of unease), lack of energy and enthusiasm, sleep dis...  Read Full »

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