Depression

Depression is a mental illness which results in feeling sad, loss of interest in daily activities, irritability, mood swings, and sleepiness. It is a state of mind which develops over a period of time due to various reasons. A depressed person might have difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and might get suicidal thoughts.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

What are my neurological symptoms pointing at?

Query: Gender: Male Age: 21 Height: 5 ft 5 inches Weight: 112lbs Symptoms in chronological order: 1. Extreme fatigue for days. 2. Unbearable pressure in the head, including behind the eyes(along with pain) and in the ears(my head felt like it was going to explode). 3.Neck stiffness(complete inabilit...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello! Welcome to icliniq! I read carefully your question and reviewed your test reports and would explain that your blood lab tests are unremarkable, besides for low white blood count, which seems to be related to a viral infection in February. Regarding your complaints, I would exclude ...  Read Full »

How to overcome guilt, depression and lack of concentration due to excessive masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I am a student and I am excessively addicted to masturbation. I cannot concentrate in fact I started doing sex with my partner regularly. I just treat her as satisfactory material and this causes a deep regret in me. I am not good at studies anymore as well as I just c...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. First of all, it must clear to you also that it is harmless practice, which is done by almost 100%male and 70% of females in there lifetime. I mean it common in your age. Do not feel guilty, this activity will not affect your married l...  Read Full »

Please tell me ways to treat forgetfulness and disturbed sleep.

Query: Hi doctor, For a while, my memory has been really bad. A recent event with my memory is as follows. My alarm goes off at 7:04 AM and I looked at my clock at 7:05 AM and I could not remember how my alarm had gone off, which was only a minute later. But, things I memorized before some years are still ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your two symptoms, it is not possible for me now, to provide you the exact diagnosis. Forgetfulness, sometimes a symptom of depression. It is called pseudodementia. Disturbed sleep and restlessness can also be associated with it. But, for diagnosis of depression, othe...  Read Full »

Why can I not gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old male. My height is 5'9" and my weight 150 lbs. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago at 140 lbs weight. I went on with Metformin 2 x 1000 mg per day. It worked well for a while, but not good enough. Then I opted Insulin and gained some weight of about 4 lbs, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most important point to remember is that diabetes is a well known cause of weight loss. I would also suggest to obtain age appropriate cancer screening, which would be a prostate exam plus PSA (prostate specific antigen) and colonoscopy in your case. I want to high...  Read Full »

Are hourly mood swings typically seen in depression?

Query: I have been having hourly mood swings [ somtimes 10-20 minutes ] Im not sure i will be fine then im sad lke super sad and then i have this burst of energy . I cant even get out of bed . Is this normal for depression? I have been diagnosed with these: dermatillomania. Anxitey Depression with...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello. what are your symptoms exactly? If they are of depression, then the treatment with an SSRI is ideally given for 6 months or so. Basically if you are depressed, you will feel irritable, low, feel like crying, sad, don’t wish to eat , have difficulty sleep, there can be anxiety, tirednes...  Read Full »

How to control my skin pricking habit due to anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, This is a bit embarrassing. I am afraid of going to the doctor because I am embarrassed and ashamed. I have bad anxiety and social anxiety and depression. I pick at my skin constantly and I do it unknowingly and also when I am aware. I feel like I cannot help but I do it. And I do it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear about your problem, I can understand it must be really difficult for you. Anxiety has to be managed in two ways: 1. Medical management, you will require some medications if the problem is severe. I cannot prescribe them online because it needs co...  Read Full »

I am having suicidal thoughts and nervous breakdown. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was injured at work before four years and till date I have not received any treatment. In the course of trying to get medical help, I have been suffering with severe pain and have been on strong pain medication for over three years. I also had two surgeries earlier for disc herniation. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern Please try to accept that depression is an illness like any other medical illness. In depression a lot of individuals develop paranoid ideation and even delusions. Sometimes, these paranoid ideas, develop against close family members or f...  Read Full »

Why do I get an alternate feeling of high and low sometimes?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I am bipolar. Just a couple of weeks ago, I felt and was told by my friends that I was more energetic and crazy than usual. Now, I feel like there is no hope, and nobody really cares. But there is also that little bit of me that is telling me that I am faking this and that all ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a little early at your age to be diagnosed with bipolar illness. Sometimes that part of normal teenage hormones and puberty, when it is mixed with some depressive symptoms. Basically, if you are depressed, you will feel irritable, low, feel like crying, sad, do...  Read Full »

Can antidepressants cause addiction?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother aged around 60 years, had depression. She thinks negatively and fears what will happen next in life. She does not feel hunger and if eats something, then gets vomit like feeling with very less sleep. We went to a doctor, he prescribed some medication and she becomes better in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for asking. Though more details are needed to make an exact diagnosis but the symptoms you mentioned suggest some underlying anxiety. Negative thoughts, fear that what will happen, lack of appetite, etc., could be occurring due to depression and anxiety mainl...  Read Full »

Can anti-epileptic medications cause amnesia?

Query: Hi doctor,This is for my dad. He has epilepsy and is now 52 years old. Last Saturday, he went on his normal routine of getting ready but did not know what happened and he walked out of the house without any clothes. When we asked him if he was okay, he said yes. But after the whole episode, when w...  Read Full »


Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. History of epilepsy and intermittent episodes of confusion with loss of memory of the episode (amnesia) is concerning for seizures. For the workup of seizures, he should get routine brain wave testing (EEG - electroencephalogram) or a long...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours
Chat with a Doctor

Chat with a Doctor

Starting @ just $29.99

Search for a Health Issue


 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.