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 could be the cause of sex weakness and loss of sexual desire?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, my height is 5.10 feet and a weight of 72 kg. I am suffering from sex weakness, like less timing, feeling not much power in organs, and not much stamina in sex.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for posting a query. The problem you described in your case appears to be of erectile dysfunction. After reading the brief narration that you are currently facing, I need to know a few more details about this. 1. First of all, how long are you facing this prob...  Read Full »

What should I do for enlarged tongue papillae with redness and burning sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I do not use any medications except vitamin B complex for three weeks now. But the problem is my tongue has enlarged papillae (taste buds), and it is red on the sides and the whole front of the tongue. It is also a bit white on the top (it was more white in co...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing the problem in concern. I had a detailed look at the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are no abnormalities that I can see on the dorsal or ventral aspect of your tongue. It does not look like candidiasis...  Read Full »

How can I cure my day-to-day anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old male. I was suffering from rumination, anxiety, depression, hopelessness and had a panic attack 10 months back due to problems in my career, loneliness and some problems at home all at the same time. I consulted a psychiatrist who diagnosed me with mild depression an...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Now your main concern is anxiety. There are few options available such as increasing the dose of Paroxetine CR to 75 mg or adding Propranolol or Buspirone. You can try any of the options. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take medications with ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a high heart rate after food, and get angry about small issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a high heart rate after food, and I get very angry about small issues. I had anxiety and depression for about five years. So I took herbals and vitamin supplements. Previously, I used to take Alprazolam and Mirtazapine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, you need to consult a heart specialist for an elevated heart rate. I think that you have high BP also. Further, it would be best to do some physical exercises and meditation for your health in the morning and evening regularly. Your weight is a little bit ...  Read Full »

Please suggest non-drug treatment to overcome stress and depression.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have a good family and working in a leading MNC. I have a bizarre question to ask you. I hope you can give me good counseling. A girl and I were in love for a year. We had some happy times thrice. But note that we did not have any intercourse, to be frank. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I must congratulate you that you came out of your single status to seek help. Many well-educated guys like you suffer because of inappropriate guilt. In my view, you have not done anything wrong with your ex-girlfriend. This is natural to have happy moments when you hav...  Read Full »

I am sad and anxious most of the time. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very sad and anxious most of the time. Lost motivation and most happiness, which has probably been gone for a while. Was on Zoloft for about five months, but it did not do anything. It was only on 50 mg/day so maybe that is why. I do not really want to cope with medicine because ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat


Answer: Hello, Welcome to At your age, depression is reactive, means that there will be some stress factor. Are you feeling that life is no more useful or interesting, is there any suicidal ideas, have you lost pleasure in previously pleasurable activities? We have to increase the dose of Zol...  Read Full »

Which antidepressant is good to stay out of depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a hard time, and I do not want it to affect my career and social life. I can make the situation better. I am always anxious and suicidal. So I had a thought of taking antidepressants. How can I get them without seeing a doctor and which is good for me?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to consult a psychiatrist to take medications. Antidepressants are required to be taken under a doctor's supervision. There is no fixed dose for any antidepressant medicines. After taking the medication, the psychiatrist will evaluate the patient's response and...  Read Full »

What can be done for depression in a new place?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in a new city where I do not know anyone. All my classmates seem to be uninteresting and do not care to talk. I am having severe bouts of depression. What should I do? Can anyone prescribe me over the counter antidepressants, please? Or any other way to feel good.  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat


Answer: Hello, Welcome to For how many days you have these feelings? New environment and a new job come with new challenges. And it is not the rule of life that you should get what you want or people with a similar hobby and habit will meet you every time, everywhere. We are the ones who make...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurring episodes of sadness and depression?

Query: I feel continuously sad and depressed. It keeps getting better and kicking in again in cycles. I feel very miserable at times. I remained sad for around a month's time two three months back. Afterwards I got better but it still seem to recur at times. How do I start chat?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


Answer: Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and I am sure enough that you are really brave enough who can deal with may have Major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for Depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to...  Read Full »

How to come out of depressed feelings and jealousy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am so much depressed because nothing happens as my choice. No one near to me, listen to my words. I cannot do what I want. I am damn jealous about everything. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhijeet Deshmukh

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for sharing your feelings. I would like to assure you that there is a way out and you do not have to keep feeling depressed this way. Let me start by saying that you are feeling depressed, not because of an external situation, but because of your thoughts about ...  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.