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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How to deal with depression when I do not feel to live?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, and it is getting worse. I do not want to live anymore. I just want to go to sleep and not wake up. I do not feel I will be a happy person ever. I can not live like this anymore. I am currently on Duloxetine medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your words are reflecting your distressed mental state, and it is obvious that you need more support to get over this difficult period. How long have your depression symptoms been getting worse? Is anything stressful happening recently? Do your family and friends kn...  Read Full »

How to help my father to manage and overcome depression and suicidal thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my father. Two years back, my dad was terminated from the job and was depressed. Suddenly one day, he started doing some weird stuff just like as he was possessed by the devil. He tried to commit suicide and jumped from a building, but luckily he survived and...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it looks like your father had probably developed stress-induced depression and psychotic features after losing his job. I can understand that it would be tough for your father and the whole family. It is positive that he is stable now. But he ...  Read Full »

What is the Ayurvedic medicine for depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from depression and anxiety. I take Fluoxetine 15 mg. Please recommend Ayurvedic medicine for me so that I can reduce Fluoxetine.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. Depression is curable if you are willing to fight against it. You are very young, and you have your whole life in front of you. In Ayurveda, depression is mentioned as vishad. In depression, your mind always occupied with negative thoughts. So the ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the use of Depakin in depression.

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression for the last 4 years. I just want to know what Depakin are because my old psychiatrist gave me that medicine and I did not use it. It is about 5 months now but I do not feel good these days. I just feel depressed.  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Depakin (Sodium Valproate) is used as a mood stabilizer medication and is effective in treating people with mood disorders including depression, bipolar affective disorder, etc. It is also used in other conditions like seizure disorder, migraine, etc. If you are ...  Read Full »

I am under Ashwagandha for depression and anxiety. Will it get worse if I stop taking Ashwagandha?

Query: Hello doctor, I have started using Ashwagandha as a natural supplement for depression and anxiety. I have been feeling much better even after my doctor has reduced my sleeping medicines and antidepressant. My concern is if I stop using the Ashwagandha, will the depression anxiety return or get worse...  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding getting the depression back once you stop Ashwagandha. I would advise you to continue taking Ashwagandha till you feel a good amount of improvement in your depression. Also, start doing meditation, and some yoga poses for getting r...  Read Full »

How to stop Zoloft and Concerta without side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three years, I have been taking 100 mg of Zoloft and for the past five years, I have been taking 36 mg of Concerta. While taking them, my mood was pretty consistent with only a few times of feeling slightly depressed. But while I took them, I still was overthinking and ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Singh


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, regarding Zoloft (Sertraline), it is an antidepressant medicine which increases the level of serotonin in the brain which in turn aids in a normal mood. If such a medication is tapered suddenly or stopped suddenly then rebound symptoms of anxiety and depress...  Read Full »

I am depressed and there is no family support.What can i do to overcome depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am depressed. What can I do? My parents are not supporting for a surgery which is important for my self-confidence and self-esteem. My father is not taking care of my health or well-being. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Any related incident or cause for having depression is unclear in this query. Details of surgery and symptoms which are not mentioned are appreciated to know the complete picture. Depressive feelings are generally linked with some loss, self-related issues, stress, o...  Read Full »

Will the usage of antidepressant medicines have any adverse effect on sex life?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 19 years. I am on antidepressant tablets like Paroxetine prolonged-release, Clonazepam, Mirtazapine, and Dosulepin. I have a problem with erection and do not have a sex drive. Will these medicines have any adverse effects on my sex life? What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are on three different types of antidepressants - Paroxetine, Mirtazapine, and Dosulepin. Clonazepam is meant for short term use. Is your depression better after having these medicines? What is the duration of your medication? Do you experience any other side ef...  Read Full »

I am feeling stressful after I stopped taking my depression medications. Is this common?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on depression medication since last year, I have previously had therapy for two and a half years. I stopped seeing the therapist before four months as I had been on my medicines for a few months. I felt content, and my therapist and I were leaving that school (she was an i...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is common to feel stressed during the freshman year and will take some months to get used to the new routine. Because of the history of clinical depression, it is advisable to consult by your doctor to review your mental state and emotional wellbeing. You can talk...  Read Full »

Why do I act differently depending on the situation?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel I have no personality or that I do not know my real personality. I act differently depend on my environment. I am not sure about the reason, but I cannot keep away from it. I often get depressed, feel numb and empty. I am easily hurt and have extreme emotions. I never express them,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your query and understand your concerns.Behaving differently in different situations is entirely normal and definitely, we need to do it as per our social needs.Regarding feeling numb, cutting self, not able to express emotions and to feel depressed could be the pres...  Read Full »

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