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Decreased Interest

Decreased interest is also called anhedonia. It is a mental health condition in which the individuals lack interest or motivation to perform previously enjoyable activities. It may lead to isolation.

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Why have I lost interest in studies?

Query: Hello doctor,Till school, I was a very bright student but while pursuing graduation, I lost my interest in studies. Now I am not able to concentrate on my studies and keep on thinking about other things. I am very tense. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various reasons for the lack of interest in studies. Not having the subject of one's choice, parental expectations, the stress of performance, anxiety problem, and lack of motivation. I would advise you to make a schedule and follow it strictly. Set som...  Read Full »

I have difficulty concentrating, feel tired all the time, and do not want to do anything. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Lately, I have been very tired and have not wanted to do anything. I have been coming home from work and getting into bed, yet still having a hard time waking up in the morning. Physically, my body just feels off, like every movement is harder than it should be. Also, I am having a har...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. The differential diagnosis is MDD (major depressive disorder). I suggest you do a TFT (thyroid function test). Kindly do a self-rating test of depression like Zung's self-rating depression scale, which you can ...  Read Full »

I have no interest in life and feel suicidal sometimes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have any interest in my life. I want to remain alone. I have not met with my friends and relatives for the last five years. I do not know how to manage proper communication, and feel disgusted when someone points it out to me. I am too worried and also feel suicidal but never ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concern. Kindly screen yourself for clinical depression. Do a self-rating test of depression like Zung's self-rating depression scale which you can easily find online and if it is indicative of moderate to severe depression consult ...  Read Full »

Do nootropic drugs fall under addictive medications?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is not so good at education and not showing active interest. Does nootropic drug help to improve? He has asthma. He is not taking any medications now and uses an inhaler. He is 14 years old and studying in grade 9. Do nootropics come under the category of addictive drugs? Can we u...  Read Full »


Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use nootropics (cognitive enhancers), but most probably it would not help. Also, they are not habit forming and you can stop them anytime. Rather than nootropic drugs, you can try some physical methods like behavior modification. It is better if you find his int...  Read Full »

How to overcome depression and gain interest?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel lonely most of the time though I have a boyfriend. I feel he does not even care for my feelings or emotions. So I keep on fighting with him. For the past few months, we are just fighting and whatever he does I am not happy. I have lost interest in most things. I keep on crying a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You may have major depressive disorder due to relationship issues. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression and you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. 1....  Read Full »

I have lost interest and feel hopeless after retirement. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I find this difficult to explain. I wake from sleep and have to work to get back. I have lost interest in all activities, feel hopeless and empty. I can do things around the house and drive but these take a lot of effort. I just do not feel myself. I at 63, have just retired and I jus...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand. You are just retired and that could be the basic problem. Just retired simply means being detached from whatever the circumstances enjoyed before the retirement. Friends, office, responsibility, etc. Suddenly you feel empty and start feeling old. There...  Read Full »

I feel sad and do not feel like doing anything often. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male. For a while, I have been feeling very down like I do not feel happy. I feel sad but then after a while, I feel alright. Then I feel sad again. Sometimes, I wanna be left alone, sometimes, I wish I had more people and I think about self-harm a lot and I cannot cry easily but...  Read Full »


Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that your weight, height, BMI (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are within normal limits and age is appropriate. No such stress factor has been described by you. Is there any stress and mental trauma that troubles you or any situation that c...  Read Full »

My energy levels are low, and feel sad and cranky. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Lying all day not interested in literally anything, energy levels low, feel tired without any reasons, sad, cranky and not doing any work. This happens in cycles, might work for a day and then shut off for weeks doing nothing productive and feeling stuck. Been quite a long time experie...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from major depressive disorder. You need to take medication for your disorder and be active in your life. Try to do exercise daily like just go for walk for 30 to 45 minutes, take good food avoid junk food, take good sound sleep at least 6 to 8 h...  Read Full »

I am an insomniac and have excessive sleep. I also have suicidal thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female doing my graduation. I am in doubt if I have a depressive disorder or not. I am an insomniac and have excessive sleep. I sleep at 7 AM and wake up at 1 PM, then while studying, I sleep again, which has never happened in my entire career. I have lost interest in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Kindly screen yourself for clinical depression. Do a self-rating test of depression like Zung's self-rating depression scale, which you can easily find online, and if it is indicative of moderate to severe depre...  Read Full »

I am forced to stay in a job that I do not like. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have just completed my three months of training in my job, which is far away from my home. Now, I am alone in my hostel as my roommates have already vacated. I personally had frequent mood swings during the office time and the rest of the day. I am just losing my confidence. I chose IT ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the provided details and understood your concerns. Although I am no one to decide your work, but there is a clear evidence that soft skill training and option for career in soft skills is just an excuse to run away from the harsh realities of IT sector...  Read Full »

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