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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.

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I think I am experiencing depression. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 year old male. I am going through a tough time and I am not sure how to handle it. About a month ago, I lost my mother, and since then, I have been struggling to come to terms with her passing. I am overwhelmingly sad, and lonely, and constantly want to cry. I think I might b...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your situation and your problem. I am sorry that you may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You should do exe...  Read Full »

I am depressed due to failure in my exams and I feel lonely always. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have failed twice in my exams. I am feeling pushed out of my own home because there is a lack of peace. I weep secretly and daily whenever I think of my future, and it all looks bleak. I am a lonely person, and my enemies are many around me, including my own younger brother. Every ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Competitive exams are tough, and the situation in which you are is not helping you cope up. To excel in such exams, you need to concentrate and not be distracted. Maybe you can shift to a hostel for preparing if you cannot start with maintaining some distance. Try it...  Read Full »

How can I support my friend who cries all the time?

Query: Hi doctor,My friend had some issues with the other student in the class, and she kept everything within her and cried every day. Her grades dropped, and she started behaving dumbly. Most of her classmates do not speak to her. She has changed a lot. Her parents keep pushing her in academics. They yel...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It may be because she might be suffering from adjustment disorder or stress-related disorder, or depression or even it may be secondary to medical conditions such as Thyroid dysfunction, endocrine disorders, etc. She needs to take help from a ...  Read Full »

I have side effects due to the medicines I take. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe anxiety, depression, palpitation, IBS, diarrhea, too much sweating, and low self-confidence problems for the last 20 years. I tried all medicines, including homeopathy, herbal, ayurvedic, and allopathic, but did not get much effect. I consulted a psychiatrist, and I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your problem and situation. I know your case in detail. I can understand that you are not able to tolerate some medications. I would like to suggest some new medication. It will su...  Read Full »

I feel sad, depressed, and irritated, and I have trouble sleeping. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last two months, I have experienced episodes of sadness, and at times I have found myself crying for no apparent reason. I also do not like socializing or having long conversations with anyone. I feel irritated even while talking to my mother. I also have trouble sleeping and o...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow a few instructions. 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 indi...  Read Full »

I feel inferior due to my habit of lisping. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old male. I feel inferior and depressed, and the main reason behind my stress is that I used to lisp while communicating. Due to this habit, my friends made fun of me and left me lonely. My mother died a few years back because of liver failure, and so I tried to commit s...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, I can understand your concern. Sometimes you do not have control over the situation, but how you cope with it matters. It seems like you are depressed but do not worry as it can be treated. I suggest you consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and treatment. I also suggest you follow ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing psychological stress. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing psychological stress lately, and I am concerned about its impact on my mental health. Could you provide insights into the relationship between psychological stress and mental health? Additionally, are there specific strategies or interventions I can incorporate ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your problem and situation. Psychological stress can significantly impact mental health. Chronic stress can lead to various mental health issues such as anxiety disorders and depression, and even exacerbate ...  Read Full »

How does ketamine affect symptoms of major depressive disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am interested in learning more about the use of Ketamine in treating major depressive disorder (MDD) and its impact on mental health. Can you provide insights into how Ketamine therapy is used to address depression symptoms, particularly in individuals with treatment-resistant MDD? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. Ketamine therapy for treating major depressive disorder (MDD), especially in cases of treatment-resistant depression, has gained significant attention in recent years. Ketamine is typically ...  Read Full »

I suffer from loss of energy, black floaters in my eye, weakness, and panic attacks. What condition are these symptoms indicative of?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last four years, I have been suffering from problems like loss of energy, weakness, and black eye floaters in front of my eyes for 24 hours. I always get pain in the back of my neck, and in the initial stages of this problem, I also have got panic attacks. Four years back, I had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is not only clinical depression but also the deep hidden internal conflicts that make us weak. And I think if, after taking so many medicines and visiting so many doctors if your problem can not be treated, then it may be related to some in...  Read Full »

How do I deal with shyness and overanxiousness?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to ask a question about an experience I had approximately 28 years ago. I started with an alternative boarding school when I was 18 years old. I do not know what exactly the event leading up to it, but in the end, I ended up lying on my bed, shaking and, what it felt like, losing my...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In our life, this happens at some point when we have some really painful and life-changing experiences time. It is the great healer and it heals a lot but even then, some of us are left with some residues and find it impossible to return to ourselves. If you like...  Read Full »

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