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.

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I feel tired and anxious after taking Abilify. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am so anxious and sleeping 9 to 10 hours per day. It has begun when I start taking Abilify pills and Akineton. Why I feel so tired every day?  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me a few more questions. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Persistent low mood, disturbed appetite, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, ideas of hopelessness, ideas of helplessness, ideas of suicide and persistent headache. Wh...  Read Full »

Why do I keep thinking about my stomach disease all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from stomach disease and I did not get it diagnosed for almost for 10 years. Sometime, my doctors say it as GERD and sometimes as irritable bowel syndrome. Now, they said that my stomach is not transferring food to my colon normally and that means my stomach muscle i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Psychiatrist

Answer: Dear, Welcome to icliniq.com. First and foremost, do not be disheartened as I see patients with similar problems every day and they get better. You definitely have a psychological problem similar to depression and anxiety. My opinion is that you will need long-term psychotropic medicines to get you ...  Read Full »

I am extremely emotional and self-harm because of childhood abuse. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. When I was 7, my older brother (12) used to molest me. I do not know if it was traumatic as I do not remember crying or anything. Does this count as sexual abuse? Because of the young age of my brother, I do not know if it is related. But, I am extremely emotiona...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although what happened to you in your early childhood is beyond doubt, I would advise you to desist from making any correlation between your current problems and the abusive incidents. Like you accurately pointed out, at that age, you were unaware of the nature of the ac...  Read Full »

How to help my girlfriend, who is showing behavioral changes?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend has suddenly shown some behavioral changes. I know that she loves me a lot and I am with her past the 1 year and 2 months. However, some days back, she said that she has fallen for somebody in her office, who is married and has a kid. One fine day this guy from her office as...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. First of all I would like to tell you that such type of sudden behavior change can be observed in depressive disorders or in personality issues. Another rare possibility is some relationship issue. She has fallen for a married man and this i...  Read Full »

How to concentrate on my studies?

Query: Hi doctor, I am so depressed with my life. Everything is going good now, but some past activities and incidents of my life are not getting over. Also, there are some characters in my family who ruined my past life and also trying to ruin my present life. I cannot tolerate them. There are lots of th...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, if you are really feeling very low, exhausted and numb, then I think you should start with a good antidepressant medication. I suggest Nexito 10 mg (Escitalopram) once a day and wait for the results for at least four to six weeks. Consult your specialist doc...  Read Full »

Please help me deal with childhood abuse.

Query: Hello doctor, I am on 100 mg Sertraline for my anxiety and depression. I was abused as a child, but nobody knows that. I am struggling to deal with this and I am losing control. I am hardly sleeping and I get very aggressive. I am contemplating hurting those people who abused me and I cannot stop t...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do you think about your current medication? Is Sertraline helping you? If not, then you need to tell your treating doctor about it. Usually an antidepressant or anxiolytic medication begins to melt down anxiety and depression within two weeks and results are apparent...  Read Full »

How to stop thinking about a guy I am obsessed with?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. For the last few years, I am thinking about a guy all the time. I do so when I am busy at work time also. I have horrible experiences in the past without him. I do not have so many friends to hang out and not even an option to do so. I get negative thoughts a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Kumar

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello doctor, I think that at the age of 20-30 years it is common for a girl to think about a guy. But in your case, this thinking is so much that affects your daily activities, even you are going to a depressive state. So it is necessary to stop these thoughts.  Read Full »

How to deal with my extreme mood swings and stressed feel about my life?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I am under great stress about many areas of life like family, career, and personal satisfaction. I think I am not worthy enough and I do not like the way I look. I think I am ugly and at times I hate myself for who I am. I feel unworthy and do not deserve for what I...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What are your symptoms exactly? If they are of depression, then the treatment with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) is ideally given for six months or so. Basically, if you are depressed, you will feel irritable, low, feel like crying, sad, do not wi...  Read Full »

Though my sexual drive has not reduced, my erection is not strong as before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I weigh about 80 kg with a height of 5'9". I am facing erection issues since last week though there is no change in my sex drive. Also, I feel reduced morning erections too. I feel aroused but the erection does not come as it used to before a week. Healthwise,...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from erectile dysfunction for the last few days. Erectile dysfunction is usually caused by low blood flow to the penis or problems of nerve of penis which control erections. Most common ...  Read Full »

How to help my extremely depressed and angry mom?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is extremely depressed and showing the anger towards my dad with the wrong assumptions. She is not at all listening to our words. Whenever we advise on this, she is showing abnormal anger, which is unusual. I tried to take her to a psychiatrist, but she is not ready to come. She ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all we need to establish whether she is really suffering from depression or any other mental illness. It is quite common to label all mental illnesses as depression. We diagnose a person as a patient of depression if the following symptoms are present for most of...  Read Full »

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