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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I am developing withdrawal symptoms of Paroxetine. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I am a doctor. From the past year, I have been suffering from delayed onset sleep disorder, I sleep at 4 AM and wake up after noon. I saw a psychiatrist, and he put me on Melatonin, Modafinil, and Zolfresh. But I am still unable to sleep at the desired time, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I can understand your concern regarding your delayed onset insomnia. Sleep is very important for a good mental health. Sleep disturbances can cause depression and vice versa I have read your history carefully. You are suffering fr...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How to control obsessive thought?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20 years old. Currently, I am having obsessive thoughts and I find it hard to control the thoughts. I have fears and getting anxious that something might happen to me. But I am trying to convince myself. I am seeking help from a psychiatrist to know more about my condition. I have ear...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and so you are having distressing obsessive thoughts. OCD is a quite resistant illness that involves serotonin. It is a kind of chemical produced in the brain. Usually, antidepressants are taken to increase ...  Read Full »

How do I cope up with my depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a crush on a girl for two years now. I proposed to her, and she rejected me. I was depressed back then, and for that, I also took tablet Qutan 50. I felt better just for a while, but I could handle it. It got worse during this lockdown, and I am not on any medications now. Her tho...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I understand your current situation. I can imagine very well that how much stress you are going through. You have been prescribed earlier antipsychotic medication. Instead of it, it will be better if you are prescribed an antidepressant-like Sert...  Read Full »

My daughter is an introvert with suicidal thoughts. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a daughter who is 19 years old. Her behavior is different now when compared to her childhood days. She had been an introvert. She is too emotional and over thinks a lot. From her childhood, she is having suicidal thoughts. She is suffering from depression for the past four years. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand your concern towards your daughter. Childhood plays an essential role in the development of future personality. Her childhood was very traumatic which is troubling her from inside. But still, she can manage her life. I have seen lots of people wh...  Read Full »

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