Q. What are the ways to cure headache and depression caused due to abuse?

Answered by
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Apr 17, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am very much feeling depressed due to some health issues. I am having a constant headache due to abuse.

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatry Psychologist/ Counsellor Sexology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please provide details regarding your headache and abuse. Also, provide details about your current symptoms and like how they started and how they progress over time. What are the medications you are taking currently and for how long? Once I receive this information, I will be able to help you.

Thank you doctor,

My parents are just a very different type of people. Initially, they were always forcing me to eat antipsychotics and when I denied eating the medicines they started doing physical abuse of me. I do not know what to do. I am feeling very bad.

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatry Psychologist/ Counsellor Sexology


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Sorry to hear that your parents abuse you physically.

You mentioned that you were forced to eat antipsychotics drugs but you did not mention the reason for the same. What were the symptoms you had at that time so that your parents asked you to eat antipsychotic drugs? At present, the information is limited to give any conclusive advice. I will advise you to meet a psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated properly to find the exact cause of your suffering.

Meanwhile, you try to get adequate sleep by using proper sleep hygiene. Go for a walk. Do some exercise. Keep yourself busy. Spend time in your hobbies. Read some good book. Antidepressant medications such as SSRI can be helpful in depression but before taking these make sure you visit a psychiatrist. Also, managing your headache will give you some relief and you can use Paracetamol 500 mg to abort a headache episode.

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