Q. Can depression that has persisted for over three years become severe?

Answered by
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 01, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am 17 years old. I was quite a good-scoring child in high school, but now I cannot focus on anything. I thought to have a very positive approach, but now I lost my willingness and energy. I have also suffered from depression for over three years and am suffering from it presently. I have consulted and taken medication for it, but now it has become severe. However, I do not want to destroy myself.

Kindly help.



Welcome to

It seems that you are again going through depression. So consult a psychiatrist in person for evaluation and management.

Besides Medicines, you need to do the below-mentioned things,

  1. Go for a regular brisk walk.

  2. Take healthy food.

  3. Do exercise.

  4. Spend time with family members or friends.

  5. Spend time on your hobbies.

  6. Maintain good sleep cycles.

  7. Keep a positive attitude.

Hope this helps you.

Thanks and regards.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Depression - a State of Mood Imbalance

.. growing more advanced in every field possible, depression is becoming a common term talked about by almost everyone .. ...   Read full

Can depression be a cause for weight loss?

.. gone through your query. There are many causes for weight loss. Weight loss can be due to depression. Even any chronic infection in body can cause weight loss. If you are not taking proper diet due to gastric problem, then this might also the r...   Read full

Depression: Know the Types and Classical Signs

Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression ... Clinical depression is an illness, a di...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Coronavirus Variant Arcturus: | Omicron XBB.1.16 Variant
Arcturus is an emerging variant of the Omicron virus that causes various symptoms and spreads rapidly across the world. ...  Read more»
Adrenaline Rush - Symptoms, Causes, Effects, and How to Control
Adrenaline is a hormone responsible for fight or flight response. It is also a neurotransmitter and medicine. It is also...  Read more»
Fatty Liver - Types, Symptoms, Stages, and Treatment
The liver is the largest gland in the body. Its primary function is to process the food and drinks we consume. and filte...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Psychiatrist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare 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. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.