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 am suffering from depression, and I think that I am not worthy. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I always overthink. I am suffering from depression, and I always end up thinking that I am not worth anything. I always get chills while arguing with someone. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. You may have major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for depression, and I suggest you follow the guidelines given below; a) Exercise daily for 30 - 45 minutes, at least go for a walk. b...  Read Full »

Please help me overcome depression and gastric problems.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, and for a year, I am totally depressed. My life is getting worse, without friends, family, hobbies. There is no one to bother about me. I have already seen three gastroenterologists, and I have tried for a half year: Helicid + Famosan + Ursosan + Itoprid + D...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your concerns in detail. I can sense that you are a wonderful lively person who likes exercise and enjoys food. But unfortunately, for various reasons, you are facing a lot of troubles along with health issues, which makes the situation worse. Since yo...  Read Full »

I have had intense mood swings and depression for three years. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe mood swings for three years. I have zero concentration on anything and feel like I have two zones. Sometimes I am very happy, and other times I feel depressed and have suicidal thoughts. This affects my social life, and I cannot balance my emotions and mood. I am no...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your detailed history, what you are describing looks like depression. But, can you tell me what you mean by being very, very happy? Sometimes some people get episodes of elated mood, and in that phase, they are hy...  Read Full »

What are the problems associated with anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25-years-old male, and I am overweight. And recently, I have been suffering from chest pain, difficulty in breathing, palpitations, nausea, headaches, and dizziness. I also feel a skipping heartbeat. I am currently taking Metformin, Propranolol, Calcium, Quetiapine, and Sustanon. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you are having chest discomfort, palpitation, breathlessness, dizziness, nausea, and headache. As your symptoms need evaluation, I suggest you get an ECG (electrocardiogram), chest x-ray, echocardiogram of heart, pulmonary function tests,...  Read Full »

I feel depressed, anxious, hopeless, and not very motivated. Am I overreacting?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to know if I am depressed or have anxiety. I often find myself getting upset for no reason, then not knowing what it is; I am constantly tired and lack the energy to do anything, even shower and brush my teeth. When I got in the shower last, I felt very faint and fell over. I get th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may have mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. Although there is non-pharmacological management for it, I suggest you follow the guidelines below to deal with it. It will help you. 1. You should exercise 30 - 45 minutes daily, like at l...  Read Full »

How can I get through depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been depressed since a few months and I want it to end. I am really tired of it and I feel like I am a failure. How can I get through depression?  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, treatment is possible. Daily excercise and a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids is known to help. Share your feelings with family and close friends as sharing helps a lot. Meditation daily for at least half an hour in the morning h...  Read Full »

I have anxiety, depression, and regret issues due to my breakup. I still feel I want my ex back. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,Anxiety, depression and regret about each decision I have made lead me to the sadness and feeling of missing out and dissatisfaction with everything. I feel like I have ruined everything by myself. I blame a lot to myself. I am still not over my breakup. I still want my ex back. What ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The first and most important thing is that you need to understand that everything cannot be controlled or corrected by you. A relationship comprises two people. It can never be just one person responsible for the outco...  Read Full »

What are the investigations done in a mental illness patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am doing research regarding diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Please answer a few questions of mine. What routine medical examinations apart from MMSE and history would you conduct? By this I mean standard routine blood investigations plus other investigations. What clini...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravi M. Soni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your queries and shall answer accordingly. Keep in mind that standard procedures for management may differ in different countries. Answers for your questions: In blood investigations we usually go for complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests (LFT)...  Read Full »

I have fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, and recurring thoughts of death or suicide. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 12-year-old girl, and I am on a growth hormone injection and estrogen patch. I have the symptoms of fatigue or loss of energy and feelings of worthlessness or guilt every day. I have impaired concentration, indecisiveness, insomnia, or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost dai...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your situation, and I understand it is difficult for you. What you are describing are symptoms of depression. First, you need to consult a local psychiatrist and start medication, as it cannot be prescribed online. Secondly, start counseling ...  Read Full »

I am 33-year-old, married, and have developed an attraction towards my co-worker, and now I am feeling depressed and guilty for that. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33-year-old, married, and I have two kids. One of my co-workers, who is also married, forced me to have a relationship with him. I denied him. But now I feel attracted to him. At the same time, I am guilty and depressed and I feel like I am cheating on my husband. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your situation. However, I have a few questions for you. Did your co-worker force you to have a casual physical or emotional relationship? How did you reach from somebody forcing you to do something to a point where you like...  Read Full »

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